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Phenix City Riverwalk on schedule

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PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -  Plans for the Phenix City Riverwalk are now in phase four as the city moves forward with creating the public walkway.

Monday Phenix City council members held an open meeting to discuss the progress of the Riverwalk, and to work out a few kinks in the plans.

With a big idea and plans set in place, the Phenix City Engineering Department first had to find the money to support the Riverwalk Project.

Phenix City Engineer Angle Moore told News Leader Nine, "The city previously got a transportation enhancement grant where we got money from the Federal Highway Administration for $1.5 million."

Moore says the city has stayed on top of the project by setting deadlines each step of the way, "The contract has been awarded to Gerald Brooks Construction as the contractor. We've gone through pre-construction meetings and now we're trying to get shop drawings for the wall to get the project started."

And although much of the Riverwalk Project has taken place behind closed doors, the public can soon see some physical progress on site.

"You'll be seeing some surveying going on out on the river now and approximately six weeks from today hopefully we'll see some construction going on out there," Moore added.

Once the project is complete, city engineer Angel Moore says the Riverwalk will be something many  residents will enjoy, "It's a wonderful asset to the city to have this Riverwalk. If they ever get the white water rafting it will be a nice venue for people to come and watch. And it will give access points to the city in the future."

The Riverwalk will have a starting point on the pedestrian bridge at 14th Street and will stretch up stream to the city mills dam area. The Riverwalk has growth potential all the way up to 33rd Place, but that phase of the project will have to wait until more funds are available.

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