For the second consecutive year, the City of Mountain Home has been awarded a grant from the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT). Through the Recreational Trails Program, the city will receive $164,000 in federal funding for the second phase of the McCabe Park trail system.
Walking trails are being constructed on the south end of the park near the west end of the Sheid-Hopper Bypass. Last year, ArDOT awarded $83,000 to the city for the first phase of the project, and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home was awarded $76,000 for its walking and biking trail. Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams says with this new award, the trails will be connected.
The McCabe Park trail system is one of 10 projects being awarded federal funding through the Recreational Trails Program for a total of $1.4 million. Mayor Adams says ArDOT’s assistance is crucial toward the completion of the project.
Mayor Adams says within the last month, the street department was able to get started with progress on the first phase of the project. There’s no set timetable on when the project will be complete, and the progress of the walking trail project at ASU-Mountain Home will be a factor. The mayor says he’s looking at having the trail system completed in the middle of next year at the earliest.
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