By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Civitan Park greenway project in Trussville has been divided into two jobs, Mayor Gene Melton said at Tuesday’s Trussville City Council meeting.
Melton said the first will be let for bid in December.
The Trussville City Council approved of spending $16,053 with engineering company KBR to supervise the project. The state is paying 80 percent of the project, which amounts to more than $80,000, Melton said.
Melton said the first job will involve finishing the parking at the park and landscaping around the Veterans Memorial monument. The second aspect involves the rest of the site, including linking the greenway from Civitan Park to the Trussville Sports Complex along the Cahaba River.
The first job could be done by February 2014 and the rest of the project by the middle of summer 2014.
The $1.7 million greenway project began in April 2012 and was supposed to have been completed last fall.
Melton spent much of this year’s Memorial Day weekend at Civitan Park as crews from the Alabama Department of Transportation worked to address the problems the Alabama Department of Environmental Management listed in a project status report. Trussville could have faced a $50,000 fine had the problems not been corrected, which they were.
Prior to that, several Trussville residents at a May Trussville City Council meeting asked about the project’s status. One called the area surrounding the memorial a “disgrace.”
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