State Trail Grants Announced

The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved $3.4 million for six State Recreational Trails Program projects. The State Recreational Trails Program was created in 1988 with the purpose of developing and maintaining recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both motorized and nonmotorized trail users. This funding is available to cities, counties, state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations through an annual application-based program.

Projects and approved funding amounts

  • Cedar Valley Trail – “Paving the Way for the American Discovery Trail”
    (Linn County and Black Hawk County conservation boards)                            $600,000
  • Flint River Trail: Phase I South (Burlington)                                                         $398,500
  • Hoover Trail – “The Missing Link” (Johnson County Conservation Board)          $679,699
  • Hospital Connector Trail Bridge (Manning)                                                          $222,300
  • Mitchellville to Prairie City Rails-to-Trails Corridor Development
    (Jasper County Conservation Board)                                                                $749,501
  • Turkey River Recreational Corridor – Elgin to Gilbertson Park and
    the Turkey River (Fayette County Conservation Board)                                   $750,000

– See more at: http://www.news.iowadot.gov/newsandinfo/2015/10/iowa-transportation-commission-approves-funding-for-state-recreational-trails-program.html#sthash.0YPYtU51.dpuf