Construction set to begin on 5-mile trail in West Memphis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Crittenden County officials said a proposed 5-mile walkway along the Mississippi River wetlands will generate more tourism revenue to West Memphis and encourage industrial development.

The city will begin developing the Delta River Regional Trail for pedestrians and bicyclists on the city's east side in November, West Memphis planner Paul Luker told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2dOrMfH ). The 11-foot-wide trail will connect to a walkway that leads across the Mississippi River on the Interstate 55 bridge to Memphis.

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