Grant to add biking/hiking trail approved by KDOT

By Nick Gosnell
July 17, 2014

The City of McPherson announced on Tuesday that it was approved by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for a Travel Alternative project in the amount of $504,000.

The project consists of building a 10-foot wide concrete shared use path from Thunderbird St. to Wall Bicentennial Park along Ave. A. The project is part of the city’s efforts to improve and expand hiking/walking and biking trails in the community. Federal funds will pay for 60% of the project.

McPherson City Administrator Nick Gregory said that the goal based upon the city's grant application with KDOT is to complete the project during the 2016 construction season, and that design work on the project and collaboration with the railroad would begin as soon as possible.