The grant leverages more than $1.4 million in federal funds with $358,114 in local funds. This is the fifth time that Belton has been selected for a trail grant from TxDOT.
"These type of grants have helped us to complete beautiful public projects that we would otherwise not be able to afford," City Manager Sam Listi said. "When this project is complete, the trail will cross under I-35 and make Nolan Creek and three community parks accessible to all of Belton."
The planned extension will lead out of Confederate Park and travel south along the I-35 frontage road and connect with sidewalks in place on Holland Road.
"The more we link neighborhoods to downtown the better," Mayor Marion Grayson said. "This grant is another manifestation that Belton continues to grow and progress. We’re grateful for this TxDOT grant program. It has had a huge impact in Belton."