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Governor Holcomb Presents Trail Funding In South Bend

By Justin Hicks, IPB News | Published on in Environment, Government, Sports
Gov. Eric Holcomb presented a check to the 933 Corridor Improvement Association as part of the Next Level Trails initiative. (Justin Hicks/IPB News)
Gov. Eric Holcomb presented a check to the 933 Corridor Improvement Association as part of the Next Level Trails initiative. (Justin Hicks/IPB News)
Gov. Eric Holcomb presented a ceremonial check Thursday to celebrate the funding of a connection between two trails in northern Indiana. It’s part of the first round of grants awarded by the state’s Next Level Trails initiative.

The governor presented a check of almost $870,000 to the 933 Corridor Improvement Association in South Bend. The group will use the funding to build a mile of trail that will connect existing pedestrian trails all the way from Mishawaka, Indiana to Niles, Michigan.

Holcomb called the Next Level trails program a game changer for the state.

“It’s also a lifestyle changer in the sense that it’s promoting healthy living, it’s promoting safety, and then it promotes all of our pleasing natural beauty and assets,” he says.

The state has invested $24.9 million in the first round of Next Level Trails and expects to award more in a second round.