NP City Council approves maintenance plan for West State Farm Road trail

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP A local volunteer based organization is one step closer to getting connectivity to a trail on the city's southside.

The North Platte City Council approves maintenance plan for West State Farm Road trail. (Source: Beatriz Reyna KNOP-TV)

It's part of the North Platte Trails Network Committee's ongoing efforts to make the trails safer for the public.

As you may remember a man was struck and killed by a car on West State Farm Road while riding his bike back in June of 2011.

The city council approved the maintenance plan for the West State Farm Road connection trail.

The trail will connect the existing trail from Echo Drive to South Buffalo Bill Avenue.

Aside from where the committee gets their funding, city councilman Ed Rieker asked if the city would be financially responsible for the trail's upkeep.

"There is also money available for those types of repairs so if it gets to the point where you got to do a major repair on something or whatever we would work with them again to go after grant money or donations or whatever to take care that part of it," said City Administrator Jim Hawks.

An 80-20 matching grant from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Recreation Trails Program will help pay for the $254,000 project.

The committee has already raised their twenty percent needed for the project, which is roughly about $53,000.

The county commissioners will take up the proposal in July.