Federal-Aid Transportation Project
The State Street and Capital Avenue Connector Trail consisted of construction of a 0.5 mile, 10' wide concrete recreational trail for bicycle and pedestrian use in northwest Grand Island. This project began on the State Street Trail 0.25 mile west of US Highway 281, extended north within City right-of-way along the west side of the Moores Creek Drainway, and ended at the west end of the concrete trail that was installed along Capital Avenue under project STPAA-5436 for the Eagle Scout Trail.
A pedestrian bridge was constructed at the south end of the project over the drainage ditch that parallels State Street.
This project was made possible through funds provided by the Nebraska Department of Roads Surface Transportation Program and the Federal Highway Administration. The project was 80% funded through the Federal-Aid Transportation Enhancement Program. The 20% match was provided by the City of Grand Island through the Capital Improvement Fund.
The $346,845.74 construction contract was awarded to The Diamond Engineering Co. of Grand Island, Nebraska on November 12, 2013, with completion Spring 2015.