Fort Oglethorpe in final stages of renovations to improve walkability

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The city of Fort Oglethorpe has a 54 out of 100 walkability score, according to Walk Score, which measures how easy it is for residents to get around by foot in a specific area. But the final stages of renovations downtown may help this score.

The latest improvement, a sidewalk to be located along Battlefield Parkway in front of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, was unanimously approved by both the Catoosa County Board of Education and the Fort Oglethorpe City Council.

The city is working with the Georgia Department of Transportation on the $625,000 project to create a multipurpose 10-foot-wide sidewalk along three-quarters-of-a-mile on Battlefield Parkway.

The new path will tie in with existing ones in front of the high school and up along the football field toward O'Charley's and down to the canoe launch, completing a stretch of sidewalks essentially from Barnhardt Circle to West Chickamauga Creek.