Flint Hills Nature Trail improvement work to continue west of Ottawa

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has contracted with APAC-Kansas, Shears Division to complete improvements along the Flint Hills Nature Trail. The second step of construction (Phase I-B) will extend from Iowa Terrace in Franklin County to Willow Street in the City of Ottawa. Construction activities will occur entirely within the current Flint Hills Nature Trail right-of-way. The $1,288,191 project will include clearing, gravel surfacing, bridge railing, and signing. The start date for construction is planned for January 5, 2016, weather permitting.

Owners of property adjacent to the Phase I-B right of way will also be notified by mail.

The first phase of the construction project began in February  2015, and extended from Colorado Road to Iowa Terrace in Franklin County, and was bid at $1,194,322.

For more information, or to receive regular email updates about the construction, contact Trent McCown, KDWPT, at 785-448-2627 or by email at [email protected]. More information about the project is also available at ksoutdoors.com/FlintHillsTrailProject.

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