Denison approves grant software for Katy Trail venture phase two


Denison City Council Monday accredited a resolution supporting $1.8 million grant software for section two of the city’s Katy Path undertaking as a result of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternate options Established-Aside Program’s 2021 Call for Tasks.

It’s grant funding that goes towards bicycle and trail infrastructure initiatives.

The metropolis of Denison also qualifies for transportation improvement credits by means of TX-DOT which qualifies them for 100 percent funding from the state section of transportation for this undertaking. They will not be required to match 20 % of funding for this phase of the task, nevertheless, the town was expected to match that 20 percent on the to start with section of the undertaking.

“The 1st period was just one mile in duration and the second phase that just bought approved tonight is heading to be 1 1/4 mile in size,” claimed Kimberly Bowen, Denison’s assistant director for parks and recreation.

Bowen said the Katy Trail “allows individuals to work out and just get out and love mother nature and our stunning terrain.”

The town is on a conditional priority list for the funding for fiscal calendar year 2023-2024. Bowen reported by that time “construction would not kick off right until afterwards in 2024.”

“We’ve been in a position to few this task with a waterline set up so we’ve been able to go in and have crushed granite installed,” Bowen said.

Bowen stated the metropolis has been ready to “make some definitely good progress” on the Katy Path undertaking inspite of negative climate and the ongoing pandemic.

“It does not subject what your age is, what your means is, this is something any person can love and get element in,” Bowen claimed.

Bowen mentioned the trail is a little something she “would have under no circumstances dreamed we’d have in Denison.”

“To have this in this article in our personal home town is wonderful,” Bowen stated.

Bowen reported the path will eventually operate from downtown to metropolis restrictions and extend to the Texoma Well being Basis Park.

“We want to have full connectivity through the town and that is our very long phrase eyesight,” Bowen explained.

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