Trail Projects Across Alabama: Governor Kay Ivey allocates nearly $2 million for trail projects in Alabama, thanks to grant funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program. Administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), this funding supports seven projects, including the Chief Ladiga Trail in Piedmont. Each grant is detailed below:
- Camden – $184,368 for a 5,600-foot walking trail at Bridgeport Landing Park on the Dannelly Reservoir’s eastern shore.
- Jackson – $350,000 for a 1,000-foot multi-use boardwalk at Kimball Lake, connecting Kimball Lake RV Park with Parker Lake RV Park.
- Montgomery – $350,000 to extend the Riverfront Greenway multi-use Trail from Riverfront Park to near Shady Street, running parallel to the Alabama River.
- Piedmont – $350,000 to repave a portion of the Chief Ladiga Trail within Piedmont and enhance signage at road intersections.
- River Falls – $90,857 for a multi-use trail at the River Falls Pavilion and adjacent property, spanning 0.3 miles.
- Troy – $322,253 for a walking and biking trail, additional parking, picnic tables, and benches at Hubert Maddox Washington Park, featuring a 1,320-foot asphalt trail.
This funding enhances recreational trails across the state, promoting outdoor activities and community connectivity.