Plan for the Mississippi River Trail in Iowa

Project status

Completed

Start date: 02/01/02
End date: 09/30/02

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators:

About the research

Iowa and nine other states are involved in the development of the Mississippi River Trail (MRT), which extends from the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. This project developed a concise and specific long-range plan for the development of the Iowa portion of the MRT between New Albin and Keokuk. This includes an overall vision and concept plan, proposed trail route locations, implementation plan, and evaluation of the economic, social, and cultural impacts of the MRT plan.

Publications

Project webpage: http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/mrt/index.htm

Report: Plan for the Mississippi River Trail in Iowa (1.9MB pdf) April 2003

2003 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium: Planning the Mississippi River Trail in Iowa Using Geographic Information Systems ( pdf) Aug 2003

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s): Iowa Department of Transportation

cover of MRT plan
The MRT in Iowa will provide safety, economic and recreational benefits.