Bike trail at Craighead Forest Park gets partial funding

Published: Dec. 18, 2013 at 3:53 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:12 PM CST
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is helping make a new bike and pedestrian trail a reality at Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro.

According to Mayor Harold Perrin, the AHTD approved transferring excess funds from another city project to the new, 12 foot wide bike trail.

$700,000 was left over from grant money that will finish up a bike trail Allen Park to Main Street.  It currently ends at Matthews.

Perrin said those funds won't completely fund the trail, but will pay for a sizeable portion of the costs.

The city plans to request more money from AHTD to complete the trail.

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