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Iowa Transportation Commission approves funding for State Recreational Trails Program

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 8, 2013 - The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved nearly $3.5 million for eight 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 

Ankeny Connector to High Trestle Trail (Polk County Conservation Board and Ankeny):  $782,500 

Bellevue Rivervue Trail – Phase II (Bellevue and Jackson County Conservation Board):  $260,774 

Bridging the Gap: Phase I Dry Run Trail – Connecting Decorah's Trout Run Trail to the Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail (Winneshiek County Conservation Board and Decorah):  $380,265 

Farragut to Shenandoah Trail Connection (Farragut):  $487,500 

Iowa River Scenic Trail (Hardin County Board of Supervisors and Marshalltown):  $775,000 

Multiuse Mississippi River Trail, Riverdale Section, Phase 2 (Riverdale):  $318,644 

Pioneer Beach Road Trail (Orleans and Dickinson County Trails Board):  $371,479 

Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Connector (Dallas County Conservation Board):  $92,897 


For more information, contact: Craig Markley at 515-239-1027 or [email protected]




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