Sen. Moran Announces $24 Million Grant for Flint Hills Trail
Judd Weil-News Director
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced on Aug. 12, a $24,821,705 Department of Transportation grant for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to be used for the Flint Hills Trail: Connecting Communities, Cultures and Landscapes project.
“The Flint Hills Trail is a spot that has long been enjoyed by Kansans and tourists alike as a great way to experience the natural beauty of our state,” said Sen. Moran. “These federal resources will improve and expand these trails and make certain future generations of Kansans can continue to enjoy the trails in the years to come.”
These resources, provided through the Fiscal Year 22 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, will be used to construct approximately 40 miles of the Flint Hills Trail, nearly completing this 118-mile trail which will run through Morris, Dickinson, Miami, Franklin, Osage and Lyon counties.
The project includes drainage improvements, pipes, culverts, bridges, base improvements, limestone surfacing, fences, gates, bollards, safety improvements and signage.