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VOL. 129 | NO. 229 | Monday, November 24, 2014

Shelby County, CSX Reach Greenline Deal

By Bill Dries

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(Daily News/Andrew J. Breig)

Shelby County government has a contract with CSX Railroad to buy the railroad’s old right of way from Farm Road in Shelby Farms Park to the old Cordova train station, with plans to extend the Shelby Farms Greenline.

The greenline extension will be managed for Shelby County government by the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, just as the existing 10 miles of the greenline between Tillman and Farm Road is currently.

No purchase price was mentioned in the Monday, Nov. 24, announcement, but the bulk of the funding for the greenline has come from federal funding.

The contract for the CSX right of way goes to the Shelby County Commission for approval. Planning has already begun on the extension, including its crossing of Germantown Parkway.

With commission approval, bids for the extension will go out early next year with construction to begin in the spring.

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