Raleigh County set to purchase Clearfork Rail Trail from CSX

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Raleigh County has just agreed to purchase the Clearfork Rail Trail from CSX.

The county plans to spend a $1,000,000 grant they received last year from the Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation to help with construction of the trail. Raleigh Commission President Dave Tolliver says the project has been in planning for a few years now.

“It took about three years to get to the point where we are now. Time we had to engineer and study, and different types of studies done. CSX finally agreed on a price,” Tolliver said.

The county has agreed to pay CSX $157,000 for the trail, with the money coming from the grant they received last year.