Gov. Jay Nixon announces 47.5-mile Katy Trail extension towards cross-state Katy Trail | Springfield News-Leader

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Missouri is adding another 47.5 miles to the Katy Trail, providing hikers and bikers from the Kansas City area greater access to the nation's longest rail-to-trail conversion. . . .
The announcement comes as the trail marks its 25th anniversary. Nixon said in a written statement that one of his priorities as governor has been to "improve and expand our outstanding park system." He says the parks draw tourists and that usage is one the rise.

MoBikeFed comment: This is a project that we have been working to build support for over two decades and that has been in planning for a decade. It is great to see Governor Nixon's commitment to completing this project before he leaves office in 2017.