New park, bike trails to bridge Memphis and West Memphis
WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) - A new bridge and a new park could turn undeveloped farmland into a bicyclist's paradise.
The proposed Harahan Bridge project would create a walkway and bicycle way connecting downtown Memphis to West Memphis, Arkansas.
Another project proposes to create a bicycle parkway on the levee as well.
But the most exciting announcement is the decision to turn 1700 acres of undeveloped farmland between I-55 and I-40 into the Delta Regional River Park, a park much like Shelby Farms.
Dow McVean of Big River Strategic Initiative said the 6.7 mile bike loop will open by next fall.
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