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Waynesboro Plans for Phase 2 of Riverfront Greenway

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Waynesboro is slowly gathering the money it needs to build the second phase of the South River Greenway. Tuesday, planners will share their efforts with neighbors who are looking at similar projects.

The first section of Waynesboro's riverfront greenway opened less than a year ago and is slightly under a mile long. The city planner calls the project a great success, and hopes the move toward creating urban greenways and green spaces proves contagious.

The greenway links Loth Springs and Constitution Park with a paved pathway that follows the South River. City Council has agreed to seek grant money for the second phase, which reaches to North Park. 

Waynesboro will join Staunton and Augusta County to talk about similar projects in the near future, and how they could work together

"It's an opportunity to talk about what we've achieved to date, but also to talk about how we can expand out own greenway trail system out into Augusta County - whether it's to Crozet Tunnel or along the South River - to explore opportunities and to let people know that there are potential partnerships between ourselves and Augusta County," said Waynesboro City Planner Michael Barnes.

The second phase of the Waynesboro greenway is expected to cost just over $1 million. Construction on part of it could begin in about a year.

The regional "greenways and green spaces" meeting takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Augusta County Government Center. It's a chance for citizens to see the plans for all three localities.

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