MoPac Trail extension: A definite maybe

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February 27, 2019 - 11:23 AM

Iola Mayor Jon Wells said the city will consider extending the Missouri Pacific Trail to East Iola if voters approve construction of a new elementary school in April. Currently, the trail extends from the Prairie Spirit Trail to near Iola High School. Here is the trail facing west from Buckeye Street.

In 34 days, USD 257 voters will head to the polls to decide whether to approve construction of a new elementary school, most likely just off Kentucky Street in East Iola.

That leads to a question from Iolan Randy Rasa for this week’s Ask The Register: If the school is approved, will the city commit to extending either the Missouri Pacific Trail or Katy Trail corridor, and implement other safety measures, such as sidewalks and crosswalks?

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