The project was funded by a grant from the Avedis Foundation and is part of the City’s recent trail and sidewalk initiative that is being jointly funded by the City and Avedis, City Manager Justin Erickson said. The matching grant of $641,472 to the City was first announced October 2014, and is being implemented for a walking and biking trail extension, plus additional lighting.

• The project was funded by a grant from the Avedis Foundation and is part of the City’s recent trail and sidewalk initiative that is being jointly funded by the City and Avedis, City Manager Justin Erickson said. The matching grant of $641,472 to the City was first announced October 2014, and is being implemented for a walking and biking trail extension, plus additional lighting.

• The City’s recently adopted Parks Master Plan includes survey data that indicated a need for more trails because of the public’s strong desire for a more walkable community.

• Ultimately, the intent has been to connect the trail system with the established airport track, resulting in a continuous 13-mile route.