The walking and biking trail on Arthur Teague Parkway in Bossier City will soon be extended.
Today, the Bossier City Council approved an ordinance to spend $240,000 on continuing the trail from Diamond Jacks Casino to the Louisiana Boardwalk.
City leaders planned to finish it a year ago, but first had to get the "ok" from KCS Railroad, since the trail would continue over a railroad tressel.
"It's a very popular pathway,” says Mark Natale, Bossier City Spokesperson. “Joggers utilize that route and essentially what this will enable them to do will be continuing if they want to run that northerly direction along the parkway they'll be able to continue, essentially to the boardwalk if they wanted to."
Even though the trail is on the property of The Red River Waterway Commission, they wanted the City of Bossier City to handle putting the trail down. The commission will reimburse the city for most of the expenses.
Construction is expected to start at the end of the year.