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Highway Commission awards $1.8 million for trails

by The Associated Press | September 11, 2011 at 10:54 a.m.

— The Arkansas State Highway Commission has awarded about $1.8 million in funding to applicants for Recreational Trails Program projects.

Arkansas Highway and Transportation acting director Scott Bennett says the agency received 38 applications requesting more than $3 million. Thirty-one projects will receive the money.

The largest recipients included $146,075 for Arkansas State Parks; $122,640 for Hendrix College; $100,000 for Southern Bancorp Capital Partners and $89,253 for Southern Arkansas University.

Bennett says the trails program is very competitive, and is aimed at developing and maintaining trails for recreational purposes throughout the state.

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