“We’ll have an opportunity to get to Ruby Grant Park using the trail,” Lombardo said.
The extension would connect to the Rock Creek Road trail over the Interstate 35 bridge — the only bike-friendly crossing across I-35 in Norman. The 36th Avenue extension would run from Rock Creek Road to Tecumseh Road and eventually to Ruby Grant Park.
Mayor Cindy Rosenthal said other developers along Legacy Trail have had to pay for their portions of the sidewalk. If the city paves this portion, she wants money to be paid into an “in lieu of fund” to be used for sidewalks elsewhere.
The Legacy trail project would cost about $772,250, with the federal transportation alternatives grant paying $500,000 and the city paying $272,250.
Norman will have to compete for the funds. The grant applications are due May 23, with results of awards coming in June.
Tonight, city council will continue to look at the budget with this week’s focus on the city’s enterprise (utility) funds at 5:30 p.m. in the study session room, 201 W. Gray St.
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