Tracy City Receives $2.1 Million Trail Grant
The Town of Tracy City, in partnership with the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the Transportation Alternatives program of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The grant will be used to extend the Mountain Goat Trail almost two miles, from downtown to Firetower Road north of Tracy City.
“The Mountain Goat Trail has been a great asset for Tracy City. We’re excited to partner with the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance to extend the trail and give people even more access in our town to walking, running, and cycling,” said Tracy City Mayor Nadene Moore.
The MGTA has recently completed a section of trail connecting Tracy City to Monteagle, bringing the total distance of completed Mountain Goat Trail to almost 12 miles. Planning is underway for construction of the trail through the I-24 intersection, from its current terminus at Mountain Outfitters to Tower Community Bank.
The Mountain Goat Trail is a rail-trail initiative to build a 40-mile walking and cycling path along the route of the historic Mountain Goat Railroad, from Cowan in Franklin County to Palmer in Grundy County. For more information go to https://www.mountaingoattrail.org;.