The Northeast Texas Trail Coalition is very pleased to announce that four TxDOT grants totaling nearly $7.5 million were recently awarded to fully develop over 27 miles of the east half of the NETT.
These federal funding dollars were earmarked specifically for Transportation Alternatives projects such as sidewalks, shared-use paths, bike lanes, pedestrian bridges, and other features that enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety for all ages and abilities.
These grants are incredibly helpful toward realizing the NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition’s ambitious goal of becoming a Texas Parks and Wildlife State Linear Park. Once completed, the NETT will be the 4th longest trail in the United States and the longest trail in Texas.
The projects are as follows:
City of Clarksville – $1,249,920
Full trail development to construct 2.3 miles of 10-foot wide asphalt surface shared-use path beginning in northwest Clarksville at US Highway 82 and extending east to the intersection of US Highway 82/Business 82. This project includes benches, trash receptacles, and bike racks.
Red River County – $1,736,498
Full trail development to construct 7.5 miles of 10-foot wide gravel shared use path from US 82/Business 82 intersection east of Clarksville to the eastern city limits of Annona. This project includes the replacement of badly dilapidated bridges.
City of Avery – $2,304,830
Full trail development to construct 9.5 miles of 10-foot wide gravel shared use path from the east City Limits of Annona through the town of Avery and extending to the Red River/Bowie County line. This grant includes the replacement of the Kickapoo Creek Bridge which was destroyed by fire several years ago.
Bowie County – $2,166,204
Full trail development to construct 8.3 miles of 10-foot wide gravel shared use path from Highway 98 west of NewBoston to FM1840 in DeKalb.