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$5.6 million grants aiding recreational trails, transportation alternatives

Funding to assist  42 projects across West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and representatives from the West Virginia Division of Highways and the Federal Highway Administration’s West Virginia Division Office have announced over $5.6 million in Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants that will assist 42 projects across West Virginia.
 
“Today’s grant presentations are the start of many anticipated infrastructure improvements in cities and towns across the Mountain State,” Gov. Tomblin said. “These projects will not only help make communities safer, but also more accessible and enjoyable for the people who call them home.

The West Virginia TAP grant is administered as part of a federal program held in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It is a federal-aid program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Recipients of the TAP grants include, by county:
 
Berkeley — Martinsburg Train Station Corridor 2014 – $154,000
 
Boone — Madison Main Street Streetscape 2014 – $120,198
 
Brooke — Beech Bottom Sidewalk Improvements 2014 – $144,000
 
Cabell — Huntington Old Main Corridor 2014 – $350,000; Huntington Paul Ambrose Trail for Health Pedestrian Bridge 2014 – $500,000
 
Greenbrier — Lewisburg Elementary School Safe Routes Project 2014 – $80,000; Lewisburg Feamster Road Sidewalk 2014 – $200,000; Rupert Sidewalk 2014 – $99,084; White Sulphur Springs Main Street Streetscape 2014 – $259,200
 
Hampshire — Romney Sidewalk & Streetscape 2014 – $214,720
 
Harrison — Lost Creek Train Depot Renovations 2014 – $40,000; Shinnston Rail Trail Restoration 2014 – $184,206; West Milford Sidewalk Improvements 2014 – $96,000
 
Kanawha — Charleston Sidewalks in South Hills 2014 – $160,000; Dunbar 12th Street Streetscape 2014          – $205,344; St. Albans Streetscape 2014 – $245,000
 
Marion — Pleasant Valley Sidewalks 2014 – $160,000
 
Mason — Mason Sidewalk Improvements 2014 – $179,976
 
Monongalia — Morgantown City-wide Bicycle Signage & Facilities 2014 – $96,000
 
Pleasants — St. Marys Sidewalk Improvements 2014 – $152,000
 
Preston — Kingwood Sidewalks 2014 – $143,200
 
Putnam — Poca Sidewalks 2014 – $119,429
 
Ritchie — Cairo Sidewalks 2014 – $100,000
 
Roane — Spencer Streetscape 2014 – $200,030
 
Tyler/Wetzel — Paden City School Sidewalk Improvements 2014 – $80,000
 
Wood — Vienna Grand Central Avenue Streetscape 2014 – $127,881
 
Wyoming — Pineville River Drive Sidewalks 2014 – $200,000
 
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is also an assistance program of the FHWA and allows states to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail use. Recipients of the RTP grants include:
 
Greenbrier — Confederate Cemetery Recreational Trail – $80,000; Rainelle Recreation Trail: Phase II – $48,000
 
Harrison — Trail Relocation – $24,200   
 
Kanawha — Nature Trails-Phase II Trail Maintenance Equipment – $56,320; Kanawha County Trail System – $80,000; Kanawha County Trailhead Facility – $40,000
 
Lewis — Golf Course Ridge Trail – $32,947
 
Logan/Mingo — Wayne County Trailhead Facility – $40,000
 
Mason — Wellness Trails – $120,000
 
Monongalia — Mon River/Caperton Trail Connector-Star City River Landing – $96,000; Collins Ferry Road: Mon River Trail Connector – $60,000; Foundry Street Linkage-Downtown to Rail-Trail – $34,320
 
Monongalia/Preston — Deckers Creek Trail Surface Repair Project – $101,376
 
Tucker — Tucker County Rocks! – $120,000
 
Wayne/Kanawha/McDowell/Mingo/ Wyoming — Wayne County Trail System – $80,000
 

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