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New Multi-Use Trail Segment to Officially Open in Ridgeland

A new segment of multi-use trail is opening to the public in Ridgeland. This asphalt trail extends from the Natchez Trace Parkway to Steed Road on the west side of Highland Colony Parkway.  It provides a connection to the existing multi-use trail along the Natchez Trace Parkway which travels from the Reservoir Overlook to mile marker 96. Transportation Enhancement Funds from the Mississippi Department of Transportation were awarded to the Colony Park Public Improvement District for the construction of the trail, decorative lighting, landscaping, and a lake observation deck. The trail provides residents, employees, students and consumers pedestrian or bicycle connectivity to Renaissance at Colony Park, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, office buildings, and neighborhoods along the Highland Colony Parkway corridor.

WHAT: An official opening/ribbon-cutting of the trail

WHERE: At the lake observation deck portion of the trail project, located at West Parkway Place and Highland Colony Parkway. Parking is available at the Renaissance at Colony Park and use of a crosswalk is available to the event site.

WHEN: Thursday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m.

WHO: Speakers to include Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall, Buster Bailey of H.C. Bailey Companies and the Colony Park Public Improvement District Board, and Mayor Gene McGee, City of Ridgeland.

See attached Overall Project Map Highland Colony Parkway Multi-Use Trail for detail of the area.