Imagine taking a walk beside a stream, listening to the water play among the rocks. You walk past the little waterfall and look around. It’s nice once in a while to get back to nature and out in the middle of nowhere. Only, you’re not in the middle of nowhere at all. You’re actually inside the city limits of Clinton.
At this week’s meeting of Clinton City Council, City Manager Frank Stovall asked council to authorize him to enter into a contract with Darrohn Engineering for the construction of Phase I of the Miller’s Fork Trail.
The trail, when all phases are complete, will hopefully allow a walk from East Corporate Center Drive (formerly called ‘Frontage Road’) to downtown Clinton. Phase I of the project allows a walker to enjoy a stroll alongside Miller’s Fork Creek.
Mr. Stovall explained that Darrohn Engineering was the only comply to bid on the project. The company has experience with other walking trails in the Upstate including Greenville County’s Swamp Rabbit Trail. The cost of Phase I will be $118,920. Funding would come from a $99,000 grant from the Recreational Trails Program and a 20% match ($19,920) from the city of Clinton.
Walking, hiking, biking, jogging through natural habitat alongside a pretty creek and inside the city of Clinton will be possible soon after council voted unanimously to approve Mr. Stovall’s request.