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DCTA Receives State Grant for Rail Trail

Texas DOT recently awarded approximately $2.4 million in Transportation Alternatives Program funds to the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) in Lewisville to complete the last portion of the A-train Rail Trail project.

Construction is scheduled to begin early this year on the remaining 3.3-mile segment of the Lewisville Hike and Bike Trail. Once complete in late 2017, the trail will cover 18.1 miles.

DCTA President Jim Cline called the grant “a huge step forward for the completion of our A-train Rail Trail. This project demonstrates our commitment to all modes of travel and developing a comprehensive transportation system that improves the environment and overall quality of life for Denton County residents.”

The agency is working with the city of Lewisville on its long range planning for Vision 2025, which incorporates the A-train Rail Trail. The trail also is part of the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ regional Veloweb trail system, a 1,728-mile network of existing and planned off-street, shared-use paths designed for use by bicyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorized active transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
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