Iowa trails receive grant approval

By Taylor on October 24, 2014 in Blog

10514477_10152588904165815_3295462834243684462_nOn Tuesday, October 14th the Iowa Transportation Commission released news that the High Trestle Trail has received another piece of funding. The $782,500 grant will extend the trail 6 more miles from Ankeny to north Des Moines. INHF is working in conjunction with Polk County Conservation to complete the extension.

The High Trestle Trail currently runs from Woodward to Ankeny and is a great spot for Iowans and tourists to bike, run and get outdoors.

Several other trails received funding as well. The July grant cycle this year received 56 applications requesting $26.8 million to fund over $54 million in projects. $6 million was available. Other projects receiving funding:

  • Ankeny Connector – High Trestle Trail (Polk County Conservation Board)
  • Cedar Valley Nature Trail Bridge E4 Replacement (Black Hawk County Conservation Board)
  • Coon Rapids Connector Trail Underpass (Coon Rapids)
  • Great River Road Bike Lane (Louisa County Secondary Roads)
  • Hoover Trail – “The Missing Link” (Johnson County Conservation Board)
  • Iowa DNR AmeriCorps Trail Crew (Iowa Department of Natural Resources)
  • Iowa River Trail Phase 1 Development (Marshalltown and Hardin County)
  • Lake Path Trail/JewEllsworth Trail Segment (Hamilton County Conservation Board)
  • Mississippi River Trail – Pikes Peak Road to Guttenberg (Clayton County)
  • Pottawattamie County Trail-Phase I (Pottawattamie County Conservation Board and Pottawattamie County Trail Board)
  • Red Cedar Trail and Connector (Linn County Conservation Board and Linn Area Mountain Bike Association)
  • SW 5th (Jackson) Street Bridge Rehabilitation (Des Moines)

For a detailed list on the funding that each of these trail projects received visit the IDOT website.