New trail to connect two busy Bozeman streets


BOZEMAN, Mont. - A new trail connecting two busy roadways in Bozeman will soon be completed.

The trail starts just outside of K-Mart, where a current trail ends. It runs the rest of the way down East Oak Street to Rouse Avenue.

The new trail will grant easy access to the Gallatin County Fairgrounds and make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists traveling on Oak.

The Oak Street trail is one of three trails built this year. It's part of the Community Transportation Enhancement Program with others on Norris and South 19th.

Gallatin County Grants and Projects Administrator Larry Watson tells us the routes were chosen largely from public feedback.

"If you take a look at what is being requested of government, particularly in and around the Bozeman area, recreation and access always comes to the top of the list of things that our voting public are asking government to provide in terms of infrastructure," explained Watson.

The combined cost of the three trails including the one on Oak is around $426,000. That money is provided by the Community Transportation Enhancement Program, which requires a partial match by local agencies.

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