Iowa Transportation Commission approves Funding for State Recreational Trails Program

(Arnolds Park, Iowa) The Raccoon River Valley Trail to the High Trestle Connector Phase II construction in Dallas County is one of four trail systems receiving funding from the Iowa Department of Transportation Commission.

The Commission approved 1.5 million dollars in funding on Tuesday. The State Recreational Trails Program was created in 1988 to develop and maintains 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 Raccoon River Valley Trail to the High Trail Connector project received $392,610.00.

The Iowa River Trail from Steamboat Rock to Edgington Avenue Paving received $375,000.

The Heart of Iowa Nature Trail paving project from 560th Avenue to the South Skunk River Bridge in Story County is receiving $503,000.

The Tatonka Ska Trace Rail Trail Phase III in Dickinson County is receiving $202,390.000.