Location: Salina

Salina Considers City Trails

City Commissioners in Salina, Kansas are considering authorizing a seven-mile multi-use hike/bike trail, to be called the the Smoky Hill River Trail, that would follow the Smoky Hill River channel through Salina.

The path, could cost as little as $4 million or as much as $7.9 million, depending on what type of surfaces were used, according to Steve Snyder, director of Salina Parks and Recreation.

Separately, the commissioners approved a $56,565 agreement for the surveying and design of a 10-foot-wide bicycle and pedestrian path along the north side of Schilling between Ninth and Ohio street. The path would connect with a recently constructed path along South Ohio Street.

The agreement for the improvement project calls for the redesign of about 1.25 miles of Ninth Street between Belmont Boulevard and Riffel Drive, as well as a replacement signal at Riffel Drive, and an art element, which hasn’t been developed. Construction is expected to occur between spring 2009 and spring 2010.

Read more from the Salina Journal: Commissioners discuss trail through Salina, South Ninth, Ohio could connect by biking-pedestrian path.

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web's premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

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