Photos of the Trail in Use!
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On August 15, 2015 Simon Hurst Photography was out on the trail and snapped the photos in this album. Check them out!


History of the Project

Construction of the 1.75 mile long stretch of the Redbud Trail from 159th Street to the 13th Street Sports Park is complete!  The project consisted of minor grading, and concrete surfacing of a 10 foot wide bicycle/pedestrian path on the former BNSF railroad line from 159th St. East to the Andover 13th St. Sports Park. The project was administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation. Poe and Associates Consulting Engineers was the project representatives on site. The contractor for the project was Bryant and Bryant Construction Co. A ribbon cutting and inaugural bicycle ride/run/walk took place Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Questions about the Red Bud Trail? Call Andover City Hall 316-733-1303 or email Les Mangus, Andover Public Works and Community Development Director.

See the links below for a working history of the construction project.

June 23, 2015 Status Report
September 2, 2014 Status Report
June 3, 2014 Status Report
December 10, 2013 Status Report


Get Involved
If you would like to become part of the grassroots citizen group that helps create the Redbud trail through Andover, please contactByron Rupp the chairperson for this group.  The group is currently seeking donations to help pay for amenities along the trail including benches, signage, trash cans and the like. They welcome any suggestions you may have!

Envisioning Group Two Leads the Way to a Railtrail!

The Envisioning Andover strategic plan led Action Group II to focus on developing a railtrail (a multi-use path developed in a disused railway easement) between Andover and Augusta. In the longterm, this trail will also connect to the Redbud Trail in Wichita for a total of more than 20 miles of trail once completed.


Funding Information
Railtrails are typically used for walking, bicycling and sometimes horseback riding. The City of Andover and a grassroots group of citizens are working together to create a hike/bike trail out of the disused BNSF rail.

The City learned very exciting news on June 7, 2013: Andover's Transportation Enhancement grant application, which was for phase one of the trail (159th Street to the 13th Street Sports Park), has been awarded fully. The grant is based on a $1.7 million project cost and covers 80% via federal funds. 

An open house was held on Thursday, January 4 to inform the public about this process and glean feedback from citizens. For more information about this project, watch this presentation which was given at the City's Rail Trail Open House.


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