Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission approves federal Recreational Trails Program funding

Posted on: January 14, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 14, 2014 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1,643,139 in total funding for seven federal Recreational Trails Program projects. The program projects must be for the purpose of developing and maintaining recreation trails and trail-related facilities for both motorized and nonmotorized trail users. The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below.

  • Clear Creek Trail – Phase 7 (Coralville): $493,305
  • Flint River Trail – Phase 1A: Flint Bottom Road to Irish Ridge Road (Des Moines County): $423,000
  • Gypsum City Off-Highway Vehicle Park (Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Webster County Improvement Corporation): $300,000
  • Old Creamery Nature Trail (Benton County Conservation Board): $143,434
  • Sibley Recreational Trail (Osceola Recreational Trails Association and Sibley): $25,000
  • Snowmobile Grooming Equipment Purchase (Iowa DNR and Iowa State Snowmobile Association): $240,000
  • Support for Program and Bicycle/Trails Summits (Iowa Department of Transportation): $18,400

The federal program was created in 1991 and program funding is available to cities, counties, state and federal agencies, and private organizations through an annual application-based program.


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