A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the newest portion of the Cedar City Trail.
The trail, located east of South Hartmann Drive between Hickory Ridge Road and the back of BankTennessee, provides "immediate connectivity between Byars Dowdy Elementary, Winfree Bryant Middle School, Lebanon High School and all commercial development along South Hartmann Drive," according to a release from the City.
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said the trail added to the city's quality of life during the ribbon cutting. "Quality of life is what makes this community. The investment here is going to pay off for years and years to come," he added.
The city received $1,190,000 from various state grants. The local match was $225,000. Local property owners donated easements and citizens encouraged council members to provide funding for the project.
Craighead said he is looking forward to future progress.
"This can't be the end of what we do. We have a fantastic park and this trail. We have possibility to find that connectivity. If you have a trail in the heart of your city ... that's going to make us a healthier community."
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