Highway Commission announces money for Arkansas trails

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The state Highway Commission says it will grant $1.428 million toward 25 projects that will develop recreational trails throughout Arkansas, including a $289,000 project for North Little Rock.

Applications were received for 58 programs. The money is being made available through federal funding for the Recreational Trails Program.

Other major projects include one worth $124,000 for the Arkansas Trail Blazers ATV Club, $116,000 for the city of Fayetteville and $66,000 each for the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.

The complete list of projects, listed by sponsor:

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, $66,492

Arkansas OHV Conservation Association, $4,000

Arkansas State University-Beebe, $29,000

Arkansas Trail Blazers ATV Club, $124,220

Arkansas Trail Blazers ATV Club, $48,640

Batesville, $40,900

Buffalo River Horsemen, $17,280

Danville, $41,508

Fayetteville, $116,534

Fort Smith, $20,000

Gates Rogers Foundation, $44,500

Greenwood, $18,794

Jacksonville, $53,191

Jonesboro Parks Department, $60,721

Lake Village, $39,625

Lawrence County, $65,816

Lyon College, Batesville, $16,700

Maumelle, $53,191

Melonvine Striders Running Club, $55,326

North Little Rock, $289,699

River Valley Dirt Riders, $36,000

River Valley Dirt Riders, $62,400

Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, $66,491

Texarkana, $10,900

Wynne, $46,071

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