TrailBlog : Final Missouri Rock Island Trail Segment Confirmed in 450-Mile Trail Network | Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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There’s been a lot of action surrounding the Rock Island Trail in Missouri this month—culminating in an announcement made on Sept. 30 by Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and KCATA President Joe Reardon that a cooperative agreement has been reached to purchase a 17.7-mile section of disused Rock Island Corridor stretching from Kansas City to Lee’s Summit for future rail-trail conversion. If the deal goes through, trail construction could start as early as next year.
Jackson Co. Executive Mike Sanders announces Kansas City- Lee's Summit Rock Island Trail deal, Sept. 30, 2015 | Photo courtesy Jackson County Communications

The significance to the state and to national trail development is huge; here’s why . . .

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MoBikeFed comment: As the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy notes, this is truly a project with statewide and national ramifications. Thanks to all the elected officials, staff, and advocates who made this vital trail connection possible!

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