W.Va. awards $9.7 million for pedestrian, recreation trails

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W.Va. awards $9.7 million for pedestrian, recreation trails
"This program provides millions of dollars to make some of the best places in West Virginia more accessible, which will also enhance visitation throughout the state." (Photo courtesy Dmitry Schemelev)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced the award of 38 Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grant projects for the Federal Fiscal Year 2022, worth $9,734,552 for projects in 22 counties.

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Justice said during a press conference that the grant program gives communities throughout the state an economic boost where tourism and residency are concerned.

"We've learned that investing in our cities, towns, and beautiful parks is one of the best ways to attract tourists and improve the daily lives of our residents," Justice said.

"This program provides millions of dollars to make some of the best places in West Virginia more accessible, which will also enhance visitation throughout the state. The positive economic ripple effects will be off the charts, and I couldn't be prouder to approve these well-deserved initiatives."

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The West Virginia Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program is administered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation and funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

The grants help towns and cities build and improve sidewalks, lighting, walking paths, and rail trails.


Transportation Alternatives Projects

BOONE COUNTY
City of Madison
$806,215.00
Construction
Madison Riverside Drive Sidewalk Improvements

FAYETTE COUNTY
Babcock State Park
$145,945.00
Design and Construction
Babcock State Park Sewell Road Narrow Gauge Trail Bridge

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City of Mount Hope
$375,000.00
Design and Construction
Mount Hope Sidewalk and Pedestrian Lighting Phase V

GREENBRIER COUNTY
Greenbrier River Trail Foundation
$764,941.25
Construction
Greenbrier River Trail Bridges Redecking

City of White Sulphur Springs
$875,000.00
Design and Construction
White Sulphur Springs West End Streetscape

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY
Town of Romney
$455,000.00
Construction
Romney North High Street Sidewalk Improvements

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JEFFERSON COUNTY
Town of Bolivar
$750,000.00
Construction
Bolivar West Washington Street

City of Charles Town
$511,228.75
Construction
Charles Town South George Street Pedestrian Improvements

KANAWHA COUNTY
City of Nitro
$100,000.00
Construction
Nitro Second Avenue Streetscape

LOGAN COUNTY
Logan County Commission
$500,000.00
Construction
Hatfield Cemetery Trailhead

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MERCER COUNTY
Mercer County Commission
$315,067.50
Construction
Mercer County Courthouse Sidewalk Restoration

City of Princeton
$152,460.00
Construction
Princeton Straley Avenue and North 8th Street Sidewalk

City of Princeton
$207,202.50
Construction
Princeton Thorn Street (North side) Sidewalk

MONONGALIA COUNTY
City of Morgantown
$300,000.00
Construction
Morgantown Walnut Streetscape

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City of Morgantown
$508,000.00
Construction
Morgantown Municipal Airport Streetscape

West Virginia University
$1,250,000.00
Construction
West Virginia University Campus Connector Path

MONROE COUNTY and GREENBRIER COUNTY
Town of Alderson
$50,000.00
Design
Alderson Memorial Bridge Repairs

NICHOLAS COUNTY
City of Richwood
$200,000.00
Construction
Richwood City Sidewalks

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POCAHONTAS COUNTY
Town of Hillsboro
$100,000.00
Design
Hillsboro Sidewalk

PRESTON COUNTY
Town of Bruceton Mills
$250,000.00
Construction
Bruceton Mills Sidewalk

PUTNAM COUNTY
Town of Poca
$325,000.00
Design and Construction
Poca Laurel Avenue Sidewalk Extension

TUCKER COUNTY
City of Parsons
$263,500.00
Design and Construction
Parsons Poplar Street Sidewalk Improvements

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UPSHUR COUNTY
City of Buckhannon
$221,130.00
Design
Buckhannon Poundstone Riverwalk Trail Extension

WETZEL COUNTY
Town of Hundred
$300,000.00
Design and Construction
Hundred New Sidewalks Phase II

WOOD COUNTY
City of Vienna
$750,000.00
Construction
Vienna Grand Central Avenue Sidewalks


Recreational Trails Programs Projects

FAYETTE COUNTY
Town of Ansted
$60,000.00
Design
Fox Branch Creek Trestle Improvements

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GRANT COUNTY
Grant County Commission
$125,000.00
Construction
Petersburg River Park Hike and Bike Trail

HARDY COUNTY
Town of Wardensville
$50,000.00
Design
Wardensville Trail Design

KANAWHA COUNTY
Kanawha State Forest
$125,000.00
Design and Construction
Kanawha State Forest Johnson and Logtown Hollow Trail Repair

McDOWELL COUNTY
Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority
$150,000.00
Design and Construction
Indian Ridge Trail System Maintenance (Hatfield McCoy)

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Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority
$150,000.00
Design and Construction
Pocahontas Trail System Maintenance (Hatfield McCoy)

Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority
$150,000.00
Design and Construction
Rockhouse Trail System Maintenance (Hatfield McCoy)

MONONGALIA COUNTY
Monongahela River Trails Conservancy
$260,000.00
Construction
Caperton Rail Trail Arboretum Section Trail Repair

Monongahela River Trails Conservancy
$220,000.00
Construction
Caperton Rail Trail Star City Repaving

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PUTNAM COUNTY
City of Hurricane
$185,000.00
Design and Construction
Hurricane Meeks Mountain Trails

RALEIGH COUNTY
Piney Creek Watershed Association
$117,500.00
Design and Construction
Woodrow Wilson High School Wetland Boardwalk

WOOD COUNTY
North Bend Rails-To-Trails Foundation, Inc.
$100,000.00
Design
North Bend Rail Trail Surveying and Ditching


For additional information about Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program and the grant application process, please visit or .

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