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Funding Approved for Dickinson-Osceola County Trail

Superior, IA (KICD)–Over $300,000 in funding for trails in two area counties was approved at this morning’s gathering of the Iowa Transportation Co mission .

Dickinson County Trails Executive Director Jean Martin tells KICD News that this grant award of $305,872 is the final piece for the railbanking project of the Iowa Northwest Railroad in Dickinson and Osceola County.

This recent round of funding will allow for the full acquisition of the railroad as well as the needed work on tressels and culverts.

Martin says they hope to start up the work in the 2014 construction season. A “Surf’s Up” fundraiser for the trails will be held July 19th at Preservation Plaza. You can find more info at www.dickinsoncountytrails.com