$1.7 million invested in Iowa trails and safe routes to school programs and infrastructure

IOWA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES FEDERAL RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM FUNDING

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1,279,200 in total funding for six 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 non-motorized trail users. 

The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below.

  • Clear Creek Trail: Half Moon Avenue to F.W. Kent Park (Johnston County Conservation Board) – $388,000
  • International Snowmobile Congress 2022 Educational Sessions (Iowa State Snowmobile Association) – $8,000
  • Nishna Bend River Access (Shelby County Conservation Board) – $181,200
  • Plywood Trail Phase 1B (Le Mars) – $300,000
  • Support for Program and Bicycle Summit (Iowa Department of Transportation) – $7,000
  • Tatanka Ska Trace Trail Phase IV(b): 193rd Avenue to 170th Avenue (Dickinson County) – $395,000

Available Funding:

Annual appropriation: $1,300,000

Application Summary:

– Total number of projects: 19
– Total project costs: $20,880,041
– Total amount requested: $8,719,435

Who didn’t get funding?

Dry Run Trail Phase 3
Winneshiek County Conservation Board
Total Project Cost: $958,477
Grant Request: $600,000

Cedar Valley Nature Trail: 52nd Street to Benton/Buchanan County Line
Linn County Conservation Board
Total Project Cost: $1,244,684
Grant Request: $650,000

Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Phase V: M Avenue to 130th Street
Dallas County Conservation Board
Total Project Cost: $715,000
Grant Request: $572,000

Nahant Marsh Trail Phase II
Davenport
Total Project Cost: $387,554
Grant Request: $295,155

First Bridge Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge
River Action, Inc.
Total Project Cost: $2,615,716
Grant Request: $500,000

Gear Avenue Trail Phase II
West Burlington
Total Project Cost: $890,496
Grant Request: $437,040

Little Walnut Creek Trail Connector
Clive
Total Project Cost: $2,500,000
Grant Request: $350,000

Connecting Fort Madison! Phase 4: 48th Street Trail Connector
Fort Madison
Total Project Cost: $625,477
Grant Request: $420,000

Mississippi River Trail Phase 1
Princeton
Total Project Cost: $712,000
Grant Request: $569,600

Sioux Center Trail Extension
Sioux Center
Total Project Cost: $872,146
Grant Request: $687,146

Oelwein Municipal Urban Trail Segment 2 and 4
Oelwein
Total Project Cost: $1,544,618
Grant Request: $1,235,694

Guttenberg Community Trail: Haydn Street to Dekalb Street
Guttenberg
Total Project Cost: $994,000
Grant Request: $795,200

Rolling Prairie Trail: Bridge Replacement
Waverly
Total Project Cost: $410,500
Grant Request: $328,400

Want more information?

Visit the Federal and State Recreational Trails Program at the Iowa DOT https://iowadot.gov/systems_planning/Grant-Programs/-Federal-and-State-Recreational-Trails

IOWA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES STATEWIDE IOWA’S TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM FUNDING

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved $984,213 in total funding for four statewide Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program projects. This program supports projects such as trails, Safe Routes to School, National Scenic Byways, and the preservation or rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities. The majority of Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives program funding is distributed to Iowa’s metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning affiliations for the selection of local projects. 

The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below.

  • Iowa Safe Routes to School Partnership – $238,013
  • Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management – $482,200
  • Coolidge Elementary School & Taft Middle School Sidewalk Project (Cedar Rapids) – $144,000
  • Weiss Family Safe Routes to Schools Trail (Denison) – $120,000

Available Funding

Estimated FY 2022 Appropriation: $10,764,227
– $1,374,817 set aside for Recreational Trails.
– Half ($4,694,705) reserved for local projects, half
stays at the state level.
– The set-aside for Statewide TAP is $1,000,000
– Remaining $3,694,705 of state level funding is
reserved for eligible local projects:
• Transportation Alternatives Program
• Highway
• Bridge
• Transit

Want more information?

Check out the Iowa DOT website for more information on the Transportation Alternatives Program at https://iowadot.gov/systems_planning/Grant-Programs/Transportation-Alternatives

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