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Progress is continuing on the right of way negotiations and appraisal of land for the construction of the first phase of the South Adams Trails Inc. bike path project, Adams County Engineer Tim Barkey told the Adams County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Monday afternoon. The initial phase of the SATI project will see construction from Geneva to the Wabash River, while the second phase will extend the project from the Ceylon covered bridge north to Berne. Actual construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in September of 2015, Barkey informed the group.
Monday, Barkey asked commissioners to approve the hiring of four separate sub-contractors to perform appraisals and conduct right of way negotiations — in line with requirements necessitated through the acceptance of federal money to help in the SATI bike path construction. All four sub-contractors specialize in one or both of those specific areas.
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