CTRE is an Iowa State University center, administered by the Institute for Transportation.

Address: 2711 S. Loop Drive, Suite 4700, Ames, IA 50010-8664

Phone: 515-294-8103
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Website: www.ctre.iastate.edu/

Iowa State University--Becoming the Best

Plan for the Mississippi River Trail in Iowa

cover of MRT plan

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


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Project status


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


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): Iowa Department of Transportation

About the research

Abstract: 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.