Paragould city council approves grant application for biking trail

Paragould city council approves grant application for biking trail

Plans are in the works to bring a biking trail to Paragould.

At Monday's city council meeting, members granted the city approval to apply for a $300,000 grant through the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department to help cover the cost.

The grant is a 80-20 grant, meaning 80 percent of the cost is covered by federal funds and 20 percent is covered by the city.

If approved, the trail would be located near the Francis Bland Floodway ditch, also known as 8 Mile Creek.

Mayor Mike Gaskill says the city now has to wait to hear if they have been awarded the grant.

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