Sarasota County is beginning looking at avenues to start borrowing $65 million needed to extend and improve the Legacy Trail.

Back in November, voters approved a ballot measure by a more than 2:1 vote that allowed the county commission to borrow the money.

The trail will be extended by nearly nine miles to Payne Park in downtown Sarasota. Connections will also be added from North Port through Venice.

Right now, the 10-mile trail runs from the Historic Train Depot in Venice to Culverhouse Nature Park in Sarasota.