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Red tape blamed for Civil War trail delays in Georgia

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A motorist passes by a Civil War Heritage Trail sign, which marks the site of Crawfish Spring in Chickamauga, Ga. / Jake Daniels, Chattanooga Times Free Press A motorist passes by a Civil War Heritage Trail sign, which marks the site of Crawfish Spring in Chickamauga, Ga. / Jake Daniels, Chattanooga Times Free Press

DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY (Times Free Press) - More than 10 years after the launch of the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails project, leaders say "unreasonable" requirements from the U.S. Department of Transportation have bogged down the process.

"Everything we've tried to do has hit a brick wall," said Kathryn Sellers, who served as chairwoman of the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails board for its first six years and is still a board member. "The entire project has been made difficult by all the requirements and, in our minds, they are unreasonable requirements."

So far, about 300 trailblazer signs and fewer than 20 interpretive markers have been put up in six Georgia regions. Most of the signs placed so far mark the Atlanta campaign in Northwest Georgia and the March to the Sea in the central part of the state.

The program's goal is to place about 2,000 trailblazer signs and 150 markers, primarily paid for with federal grants.

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