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The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail is getting a two-mile extension

Thanks to $20 million in federal grant money, the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail’s new extension will cross near Union Bleachery.

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Cruise with views. | Photo by The City of Greenville

The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail (SRT) is getting a two mile expansion thanks to a ~$20 million federal grant.

Who (did we get the money from)?

The grant came from the US Department of Transportation’s RAISE program. RAISE stands for “Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity” and donates to “projects that have a significant local or regional impact.” RAISE chose 148 projects to give funding to, and this is the only one in SC.

What?

The extension will connect ~20 miles of the trail from West Blue Ridge Drive to Poinsett Highway. The grant will also fund two new bridges on West Blue Ridge Drive and Sulphur Springs Road + an e-bike charging station.

When?

Work on the extension should begin in February of 2026.

Where?

The “new two” will be in San Souci + will cut through the Union Bleachery development.

Why?

County officials have wanted to increase safety on that portion of the trail for quite a while, and the addition to the trail will help by creating a separate, away from the road, connection to the SRT as a whole.

Don’t forget, the city wants your input on the SRT, so take this survey next time you hit the trail.

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