The county Board of Supervisors will be asked to award $200,000 to the city of El Centro for a project to install a "greenbelt" along La Brucherie Road where the Dahlia Canal was pipelined from Interstate 8 to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
The money would come from the county's clean air fund.
The board meets in open session at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the County Administration Center, 940 W. Main St., El Centro.
The El Centro project would consist of a pathway separated from the roadway by a 5-foot landscaped area to be used by bicyclists, pedestrians, joggers, those in wheelchairs and in-line skaters. The pathway would be 8 feet wide with lighting, benches, bike racks, shade trees and water fountains. The total cost of the El Centro project is $766,250.
The greenbelt project was deemed superior to a proposal by the Imperial Irrigation District for $260,000 to purchase two water trucks and reduce dust by watering the beltway.