Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission approves funding for State Recreational Trails Program

Posted on: October 12, 2021

AMES, Iowa – October 12, 2021 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1,497,675 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. 

  • Heart of Iowa Nature Trail: Paving Skunk River Bridge to 610th Avenue (Story County Conservation Board)


  • Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Connector: S Avenue to Iowa 210 (Woodward)


  • Grant Wood Trail: Paving Waldo’s Rock Park to Oxley Road (Linn County Conservation Board)


  • Keokuk Riverfront Trail (Keokuk)




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