GREENVILLE, Miss. — Work could begin in October to create a recreational trail along a lake levee in Mississippi.

The biking and walking trail will be in downtown Greenville on a levee for Lake Ferguson, which feeds into the Mississippi River.

The trail will be 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) long and will have signs that tell a bit about local history. It is expected to open by the end of this year.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports that an $800,000 state grant will pay most of the cost, and the city is contributing $200,000.

Information from: Delta Democrat-Times,