Baldwin City Awarded $670,000 Transportation Alternatives Grant

October 07, 2022


On October 6th, Governor Kelly and Transportation Secretary Lorenz announced Transportation Alternatives Grants awarded for 2023-2024. Baldwin City was awarded $670,000 as an 80% match for the Maple Leaf Trail Phase 2. The local match is 20%, or approximately $167,500.

October 7, 2022, Baldwin City, KS —

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On October 6th, Governor Kelly and Transportation Secretary Lorenz announced Transportation Alternatives Grants awarded for 2023-2024. Baldwin City was awarded $670,000 as an 80% match for the Maple Leaf Trail Phase 2. The local match is 20%, or approximately $167,500.

The second phase of the trail will begin at High Street and continue southwest along the railroad to city limits. Construction is expected to begin in fall 2023 or spring 2024. 

Phase 1 of the Maple Leaf Trail is also a Transportation Alternatives project, and will begin construction this fall or spring 2023. Phase 1 begins at Elm Street and follows the railroad down to High Street. There is no project start date assigned to Maple Leaf Trail Phase 1 yet.

City Administrator Glenn Rodden stated, “The Maple Leaf Trail project has allowed us to connect more areas of Baldwin City in a way that’s safe for walkers and bikers, including school children. With the Transportation Alternatives funding we’ve been able to fill a lot of gaps on our Safe Routes to School plan, and also create a really unique rail and trail corridor through town. We’re hopeful to eventually extend the Maple Leaf Trail all the way to Ottawa along the rail owned by Midland Railway.”

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