The commission would decide on a case-by-case basis whether or not to buy the trail easements, which would cost more than buying enough land just for a sewer.
The county is spending $4 million to enlarge the 2 1/2 mile Barnett Shoals interceptor line. The line runs from Shadybrook Drive - a residential street near Lexington Road - across Barnett Shoals Road to the sewer treatment plant at College Station Road and the Athens Perimeter, where a trail could connect to a future section of the North Oconee River Greenway.
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