BARTOW — Though funding hasn’t been allocated yet, Polk County administrators are beginning to brainstorm about extensions to the Fort Fraser Trail, a hiking and cycling path stretching from Lakeland to Bartow.
One of those extensions would take the trail south through Bartow to Fort Meade. Even though plans are only preliminary, Bartow Planning Director Bob Wiegers wants to review the possibilities with the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency board this week.
“Just about any direction the trail would take is going to involve an area in the CRA district,” Wiegers said, “so it’s going to come to that board eventually. I want to let them know what’s being discussed so they’re prepared when it comes time for them to get involved.”