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Denison's Katy Trail one step closer to reality

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Denison's Katy Trail will be constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. (KTEN) Denison's Katy Trail will be constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- The City of Denison is entering the construction bid process for the Katy Trail, a $2.5 million project that's been in the works for more than three years.

It all began in 2015 when the city acquired the abandoned railroad right-of-way to create a path for hiking and biking.

It took two years for Denison to get funding from the Texas Department of Transportation to construct the trail.

Phase One is designed to be approximately one mile, and will stretch from Day Street to Loy Lake Road, then connect with Waterloo Park. Phase Two will stretch south to Sherman.

Since the trail is replacing abandoned railroad tracks, it will be surrounded by nature.

Denison is also planning a 200-foot pedestrian bridge to cross Loy Lake Road.

Construction is expected to begin next month.

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