Denison seeks funding to expand Katy Trail
DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — The City of Denison is planning to apply for funding through the Texas Department of Transportation's call for projects hoping to expand the Katy Trail.
TxDOT's federal funding will go toward sidewalks, bike lanes and other projects to improve conditions for cyclists and walkers across Texas.
The initial phase of Denison's Katy Trail project was funded through this grant, and now with more money available, the city plans to apply to help fund Phase Two.
Denison's grant and special projects administrator Kimberly Bowen said the city is planning to submit an application for a grant of $2 million.
The goal is to expand the trail through the entire city — from the Oklahoma border all the way to Sherman.
"Phase One, if you recall, was right at one mile in length, and that costs us right at $1.5 million to construct," Bowen said. "Phase Two is longer. It will pick up there at Loy Lake Drive and continue just underneath to the other side of Spur 503."
Denison plans to submit its application in June. They expect a decision by next October.