FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 01, 2019

Contact: Communications Office
573-751-1010
communications@dnr.mo.gov

Department hosts Katy Trail Sedalia Connection Ceremony

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 1, 2019 - The Department of Natural Resources will host a groundbreaking to commemorate the beginning of a $2.5 million infrastructure project that will “close the gap” of approximately 3 miles of Katy Trail State Park through Sedalia. This project will include construction of a new trail connection on state land and city right-of-way from Griessen Road to the Katy Trail Depot. The new trail connection will replace the 3.25-mile street route currently used by Katy Trail users.

WHAT:    Missouri Department of Natural Resources groundbreaking ceremony for the Katy Trail Sedalia
                 Connection Project.

WHO:      Missouri Governor Michael Parson, Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Carol
                 Comer, Missouri State Park Director Ben Ellis, Sedalia Mayor John Kehde, Pettis County
                 Presiding Commissioner David Dick, State Representative Brad Pollitt

WHEN:    2 p.m., Thursday, May 2

 WHERE: Katy Depot, 600 E. Third St., Sedalia

The proposed project has two sections. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will construct the first 1.5 mile section from Griessen Road to Boonville Road in Pettis County on land owned by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This portion of the project is scheduled to begin in mid-May. The department has committed $1.5 million in state park funds for this project. 

The second section of the project is approximately 1.5 miles of newly constructed trail that will connect Boonville Road to the Katy Trail depot in Sedalia. This portion of the project will include approximately one-half mile of crushed limestone trail and approximately 1 mile of hard surface trail constructed on city-owned land in the city's existing right-of-way. The City of Sedalia has received a $1 million Recreational Trails Program grant from the Department of Natural Resources for this portion of the project. This section of the project is scheduled to start later this summer.

For more information, contact Connie Patterson, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, at 573-751-1010.

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