Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission approves Federal Recreational Trails Program funding

Posted on: December 26, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 8, 2019 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $3,195,880 in total funding for 10 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.

  • Admiral Trail-Bridge Rehabilitation and Phase 1 Paving (Farragut) - $380,160
  • Cedar Valley Nature Trail-Phase 5 (Linn County Conservation Board) - $650,000
  • Cedar Valley Nature Trail Reconstruction (Black Hawk County Conservation Board) - $129,000
  • Iowa DNR Off-Highway Vehicle Program (Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa OHV Association) - $213,812
  • Iowa River Trail-Phase 1C Hardin County Paving (Hardin County) - $425,000
  • Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Connector Phase II Construction (Dallas County Conservation Board) - $322,208
  • Red Rock Prairie Trail-Phase I (Jasper County Conservation Board) - $531,400
  • Resurfacing and Renovation of the Iowa Great Lakes Spine Trail (Dickinson County) - $313,300
  • Snow Grooming Equipment (Iowa State Snowmobile Association) - $224,000
  • Support for Program and Bicycle Summit (Iowa Department of Transportation) - $7,000



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