The Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1,338,337 in total funding for seven federal Recreational Trails Program projects. The federal Recreational Trails Program was created in 1991 for 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 and federal agencies, and private organizations through an annual application-based program.
The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below.
- Bridge Installation at Gypsum City OHV Park (Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Off-Highway Vehicle Association) - $96,720
- Building Replacement at Bluff Creek OHV Park (Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Off-Highway Vehicle Association) - $110,800
- Carlisle Connection Multi-use Trail (Des Moines) - $400,000
- Clay County Connection Phase I (Dickinson County) - $285,690
- Iowa River’s Edge Trail Paving from Radio Tower Road towards the Iowa River (Marshalltown) - $300,000
- Support for Program and Bicycle Summit (Iowa Department of Transportation) - $7,000
- Wapsipinicon Trail Phase 2 (Jones County Conservation Board) - $138,127
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