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  • Robert Wolf
  • Mon April 23 2018
  • Posted Apr 23, 2018

The Humboldt City Council gave its support to a grant application to help pay for an expansion of the Cottonwood Trail at Monday’s meeting.

The proposed trail extension would begin at the westerrn end of Third Avenue North near the Des Moines River. It would cross the river on a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge and extend to Eagle Ridge Drive. It would be a 1,300 foot long asphalt trail.

The estimated cost for the project is $1 million.

Earlier in the day, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved being a co-applicant for an Iowa Department of Transportation grant to pay for 80 percent of the project.

The council agreed to cover 50 percent of the after-grant cost for the project, which would be about $100,000. The county’s portion would also be $100,000.

Councilman Mike Worthington asked if the bridge would be high enough above the river to allow canoeing.

City Administrator Travis Goedken said he bridge would definitely be high enough.


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