Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission approves funding for State Recreational Trails Program

Posted on: October 10, 2017

FORT MADISON, Iowa – Oct. 10, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved $1,268,267 for five 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

  • Heritage Trail Bridge 27 Replacement (Dubuque County Conservation Board) $113,185
  • Louisa County Fairground Trailhead and Connection to the Hoover Nature 
    Trail (Louisa County Conservation Board and Louisa County Trails Council)    $250,000
  • Pottawattamie County Trail - Railroad Highway Trail Phase II (Pottawattamie
    County Conservation Board and Pottawattamie County Trail Association)        $400,082
  • Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Phase I Construction (Dallas
    County Conservation Board)                                                                               $366,000
  • Wapsipinicon Trail - Phase I (Jones County and Anamosa)                               $139,000


For more information, contact: Yvonne Diller at 515-239-1252 or

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