Hanahan gets grant to complete trail linking thousands of homes

The City of Hanahan just received a federal grant that will benefit thousands of families by helping complete the final phase of construction of a trail system.

Groundbreaking on phase one of the three-phase trail system designed to connect more than 3,000 homes in Hanahan is set to take place on Thursday afternoon at the entrance of the Amberglen community.

The first two phases of the Tanner Plantation/Foster Creek trail system connects more than 2,000 homes. The final phase will add another 1,000 homes.

The first phase will take roughly 90 days to complete, and will start at the BiLo off Tanner Forde Boulevard. It will connect the Amberglen community with Weavers Way in the Sweetgrass community.

Phase two will connect Weavers Way to Williams Lane, and is set to be complete before the new Bowen's Corner Elementary School opens in August 2018.

"For the new school that's coming, the elementary school, the parents can walk to students to school and the students can ride their bicycles. I think it's fantastic," said Debbie Symensky.

The trail system was originally designed by Councilman Michael Sally with the help of Hanahan High School's engineering students.

The City of Hanahan has received more than $900,000 in grant funding to complete the project.

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