According to the Salina Journal:
The city of Salina is applying for $2.2 million of the federal economic stimulus package to build 3.9 miles of bike/pedestrian paths and plant 265 trees.
The money is being allocated by the Kansas Department of Transportation, which is to receive nearly $380 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Design of the bike/pedestrian paths has started. The city plans to pay the remaining engineering costs, estimated at $112,200, if it receives grants to pay for the construction.
Construction of the 10-foot wide concrete paths is estimated to cost $2.1 million, or $101 a foot. The trees, which would be bur oak, sawtooth oak, crab apple and ornamental pear, would cost $200 each and another $100 each to plant.
Bike/pedestrian paths would be:
- Between Ohio and Ninth streets, along Schilling Road.
- Kenwood Park to Walnut Street.
- Riverside Park to Lakewood Discovery Center.
- Bill Burke Park to Ohio Street.
Read more: Salina seeks stimulus money for paths, trees
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