By Ben Robinson, Courier Staff
EASLEY — People from across the county showed up on the Easley campus of Tri-County Technical College last week to gain a better understanding of plans for the proposed Doodle Trail between Pickens and Easley.
The trail, roughly duplicating the path of the Pickens Doodle Railway — a rail service one used by workers in the pre-depression era — would create a clear connection between the two towns, celebrating a common bond in history.
The plan calls for the construction of the trail in six phases.
Phase one: Structural improvements and repair of bridges. Cost: $344,000.
Phase two: Pave 2.7 miles of trail from downtown Pickens to Wolf Creek. Cost: $873,000.
Phase three: Pave 2.7 mile of trail from Wolf Creek to Rices Creek. Cost: $804,000.
Phase four: Pave 2.1 miles of trail from Rices