Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission approves funding for State Recreational Trails Program

Posted on: September 10, 2019

ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa – Sept. 10, 2019 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1,500,000 for four 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 non-motorized trail users. This funding is available to cities, counties, state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations through an annual application-based program.

The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below.

Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Connector -
hase II Construction (Dallas County Conservation Board)           $ 392,610

Iowa River Trail from Steamboat Rock to Edgington Avenue
Paving (Hardin County)                                                                    $ 375,000

Heart of Iowa Nature Trail Paving from 560th Avenue to South
Skunk River Bridge (Story County Conservation)                           $ 530,000

Tatonka Ska Trace Rail Trail Phase III(a)
(Dickinson County)                                                                           $ 202,390




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