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North Augusta officials move forward with plans to connect greenway to downtown

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NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) -

North Augusta leaders are on board to extend one of the area's most prized natural attractions into downtown.

It took more than a year, but the $25,000 study that details how to connect the greenway into downtown is finished. The next step is for city leaders is to find out how to fund the project.

Council members unanimously agreed to throw their support behind the project Monday tonight.

That means getting staff members on board with the expertise to get the ball rolling.

With close to 20,000 people utilizing the greenway every month, officials say this is the perfect opportunity to draw those pedestrians downtown to spend their tax dollars with local businesses.

Organizers with North Augusta Forward explain why they're excited to have cleared this next hurdle.

"We're very excited at North Augusta Forward about the possibility of what the downtown greenway connecter can do for our downtown. We are committed, at North Augusta Forward, to work with the city all along the way to do whatever we can to move the project forward," said Charles Martin of North Augusta Forward.

Officials said it would take close to $3 million to complete the entire project list that consultants suggested.

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