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Estimated Trail Costs

(Actual costs will vary. Obtain quotes in writing before beginning work.)


Engineering

Drawings, calculations, design, field staking for trail along side highway:
$12,000 per mile.

Bridges
200 ft. length by 10 ft. width; wood decking and railing, steel supports:
$400,000.

Initial Surfacing

Asphalt paving on existing railroad bed, little grading needed:
$100,000 per mile.

10 ft. wide asphalt trail, grading, erosion control, culverts:
$120,000 to $150,000 per mile.

Crushed limestone including grading and gravel base:
$90,000 to $100,000 per mile

Re-surfacing

Freshening and repairing crushed limestone trail:
$600 per mile per year.

Slurry seal of 10 ft. wide asphalt trail:
$4,000 per mile every 7-10 years.

Maintenance

Pruning, weeding, mowing, sweeping, repairs of signs, kiosks, etc.:
$3,000 per mile per year (approximately)

Trailhead

Paved parking for 20 cars; toilet, landscaping, lighting:
$100,000

Great Trail Experience

Priceless