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Goose Creek adding new hiker/biker trails in the Oak Creek area

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The City of Goose Creek is expanding their hiker/biker trails into the Oak Creek subdivision.

On one side of Plantation North boulevard in Goose Creek, there is a narrow sidewalk that was created when the development was first built many years ago… but today it is so cracked up and in bad shape, that signs warn, "Unsafe trail, use at your own risk."

Anthony McGee walks in the area with his friends, "We need one over on that side right there. This one right here is so close to the fence. It's like, I feel like I'm too far away from the road, you know? And not enough light."

The city is planning to connect the existing bike trail near the entrance of Indigo Place subdivision to a new 10 foot wide trail that will be built on the left side of the road going into Oak Creek. The 950 feet of trail will end where there are currently sidewalks at Two Hitch Road

McGee says it may encourage walking in the area, "you might get more people walking through here with a trail like that."

The entrance to Indigo Place will also get 175 feet of new sidewalk as part of the project.

McGee's friend Myieashia Johnson says the work will really help with walking in the area at night, "at night, we don't have a lot of lighting, so if we have an extra walkside, we'll be able to see people, so we wont be afraid of whose outside. At least we see a face."

The work is expected to begin in May, and the project should be completed by September.

The project is expected to cost about $85,000. City officials say the money for the project comes from C funds as well as enhancement funds.

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