Pictured, from left: MGTA executive director Patrick Dean, MGTA board president Nate Wilson, Tracy City Council member Theron Gross, town Mayor Larry Phipps, Grundy County Mayor Michael Brady, City Council members Nadene Moore and James (Bubba) Conry.
The Town of Tracy City, along with Grundy County officials and representatives of the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance, broke ground on the next segment of the trail on October 23rd.
The 1.2-mile section of the Mountain Goat Trail will extend from Tracy City Elementary School to the town city hall. It is the first of three sections of the trail which have been funded for construction, and which will connect Tracy City to Monteagle with a combined 6.2 miles of paved trail.
The Mountain Goat Trail project is being funded by a TDOT Transportation Enhancement grant. Governor Haslam visited Grundy County in 2014 to present the town with a check representing the grant amount of $603,569. The town has arranged for a loan to provide the 20% cash match for the grant.