The Iowa Transportation Commission this week approved funding for various trail, historic and beautification projects. Craig Markley of the Department of Transportation details some of the trail projects.
The Cedar River Valley water trail in Black Hawk County got 245-thousand dollars, the Jester Park equestrian trail in Polk County got just over 137-thousand, the Maquoketa River water trail in Jones County got 255-thousand, the off-highway vehicle maintenance equipment 186-thousand, and there was the purchase of snowmobile trail groomers for 160-thousand dollars.
Several beatification projects also won funds. The Ames southeast entry project was awarded 683-thousand dollars, Iowa’s Living Roadways and the roadside beautification projects were each awarded 200-thousand dollars. The Dawson to Depot restoration in Dallas County was awarded 105-thousand dollars, the Dayton House Stage Coach restoration in Dallas County 105-thousand, the Enhancement of Youth and Young Adult Ed for the 20th and 21st Century rail transportation in Council Bluffs received 625-thousand,the Sante Fe Depot and freight complex restoration in Fort Madison received 280-thousand and the Steamboat Bertrand metals conservation project that’s part of the Desota National Wildlife Refuge was awarded 325-thousand dollars.