Town of Brookside Corridor Study Brookside, Alabama
The TRC Transportation Group's Alabama Office has recently performed a corridor study determining the feasibility of constructing a greenway biking/hiking trail to connect the town of Brookside with the CSX Abandonment. This corridor originates at the intersection of Brookside Mt. Olive Road and the CSX Abandonment and runs alongside Brookside Mt. Olive Road across Five Mile Creek into downtown Brookside for an approximate corridor length of 3.7 miles. This route would pass in front of the historic Beehive Coke Ovens. A route is also being considered along Newfound Creek from downtown Brookside to the CSX Abandonment, in which users would experience the natural beauty of the creek, outcropped stone waterfalls and native wildflowers. The restoration of a historic steel truss bridge is also being considered for pedestrian use. The corridor study consists of determining the project alignment, right-of-way requirements, road and water crossings,
environmental considerations, proposed amenities, required bridge structures, connections, proposed surfaces, cost estimates, a maintenance plan, and planning considerations. This corridor would provide recreational amenities, alternative transportation routes, cultural and historical preservation for the Town of Brookside.