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Iowa Transportation Commission Awards $200,000 To Great Western Connector Trail In Manning

Earlier this week, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved nearly $3 million in funding for eight State Recreational Trails Program projects, including the Great Western Connector Trail in Manning. The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has made funding available to cities, counties, municipal governments, and nonprofit organizations since 1988 to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities throughout the state. Manning’s allocation totals $200,242 and will be used to construct $2,150 feet of concrete between the city’s existing trail system and Carroll County’s Great Western Park. A complete list of selected projects is included below.
Carlisle Connection Trail (Des Moines)–$400,000
Eldora Trail Expansion (Eldora)–$397,000
Gear Avenue Trail Extension Phase II (West Burlington)–$345,357
Glenwood Trail (Glenwood)–$200,000
Great Western Connector Trail (Manning)–$200,242
Heart of Iowa Nature Trail from 610th Avenue to 620th Avenue(Story County Conservation Board)–$225,000
Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Connector Phase V (Dallas County Conservation Board)–$400,000
West Union to Echo Valley State Park (West Union)–$581,350

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