Proposals being accepted for research of abandoned rail corridor

The City of Camden, South Carolina invites interested and qualified consultants specializing in development of rails-to-trails projects to submit a proposal to determine the status of the abandoned Norfolk Southern rail corridor that extends through the City of Camden and research property titles related to the corridor. In 2013 a coalition called Eat Smart Move More Kershaw County (ESMMKC) completed the Kershaw County Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenway Plan. The plan combines past planning efforts with new research and analysis, and includes a full public input process. A proposed on- and off-street bikeway, walkway, and trail network is included in this Plan, as well as recommended policies and programs to encourage usage of the bikeway, walkway, and trail network and to promote safe bicycling, walking, and driving practices. These combined elements establish a complete, up-to-date framework for moving forward with improvements to Kershaw County’s active transportation and recreation environment. A priority project in the plan is to install a greenway along the Norfolk Southern abandoned rail corridor within the City of Camden. Issues related to status and property ownership of the abandoned rail corridor need to be determined and resolved before any other work could begin on the greenway.

Request for Proposals

Proposals will be accepted until 12:00 pm, September 25, 2015.