The Buffalo City Council awarded a bid to build a trail extension from the city's existing trail system through Mosier Gulch west of town, which will eventually connect to an existing Forest Service Trail farther up the Bighorn Mountains.
The bids were opened Monday, and read to the council at their meeting Monday night.
City Planner Zach Montgomery explains the bid to the council.
The Buffalo Trails Board was awarded a grant in the amount of $125,000 for construction of the trail, and the bid from Arrowhead Trails came in under that amount at just over $119,000.
Councilman Bruce Hepp wanted an MOU, or Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the Buffalo Trails Board that the Trails Board, and not the city works department would be responsible for the maintenance of the trail.
There is a similar agreement in place with the balance of the trail system in and around Buffalo already. The council agreed with the MOU and awarded the contract to Arrowhead Trails.
Construction is expected to begin later this spring.