LOGAN – The Center Street project continues in downtown Logan and recently the old trolley tracks were excavated from the road. On KVNU’s monthly Speak to the Mayor program on Wednesday, Logan Mayor Holly Daines said residents have been very interested in even owning a piece of the town’s history.
“We had a lot of calls from people, it’s like ‘Can I have a piece? Can I have a piece?’ One thing we have done, the city has had the contractor save for us 50 feet of the old tracks. Because our thought was at some point maybe we could do a historic marker somewhere, use them in a piece of public art somewhere, who knows,” Daines said.
“We haven’t decided exactly what to do with them yet, but we are thinking about that. So, if anyone has ideas, they can email me.”
The mayor said the arch that will be going over the remodeled Center Street has been provided using privately-donated funds.
Other projects in the city include the Logan Riverwalk Trail.
“Talking about the new trail along the river, the other place I’m excited about that’s finally getting finished, for those people that use the Riverwalk there through the golf course and to Rendezvous Park.
“Finally, after three years of waiting, we’re so excited (that) the railroad has come and they’ve put in those panels. We still have some details to finish but, rather than having the fence there and having to kind of go out on the road, we’ll have a much safer and more convenient crossing.”
Daines said panels are also being put in on the tracks west of the Logan Aquatic Center. Many people walk to the Aquatic Center and it’s been a problem for them to cross the railroad tracks safely.
AUDIO: Logan Mayor Holly Daines on monthly Speak to the Mayor with Jason Williams