Old Main Corridor, Heritage Receive State Funding from Governor Tomblin

Special to HNN From a Gov. Tomblin Press Statement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways, today presented $7,036,864 in federal funds awarded to 36 projects as part of the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Grant Program.  The City of Huntington received $500,000 for the Old Main Corridor Project and $38,400 for Heritage Station improvements.


    The West Virginia Transportation Enhancement Grant Program is a federal-aid program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration. The program provides annual funding, through the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) legislation, to West Virginia communities for non-traditional transportation projects such as improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists through the construction of sidewalks and trails, acquisition of scenic or historic sites, preserving historic resources and stimulating tourism development.
    Funds were awarded to the following:


Boone County Main St. Streetscape 2012, $200,000
Brooke County Charles St. Streetscape 2012, $164,000
Brooke & Hancock counties Panhandle Rail Trail Extension 2012, $100,000
Cabell County City of Huntington Heritage Station Revitalization 2012, $38,400 Old Main Corridor 2012, $500,000
Fayette County Virginia St. Sidewalk 2012, $80,000
Fayette & Greenbrier counties Meadow River Rail Trail 2012, $250,000
Grant County Town of Bayard Sidewalks 2012, $24,000
Greenbrier County Main St. Streetscape 2012, $158,400 Kanawha Ave. Streetscape 2012, $240,000 Lewisburg U.S. 219 N. Sidewalk Project 2012, $300,000
Greenbrier & Monroe counties Alderson Memorial Bridge Understructure 2012, $360,000
Harrison County Charles St. Sidewalk Project 2012, $183,650 Town of Lumberport Jones Run Rd. 2012, $168,000 Nutter Fort Sidewalk 2012, $80,000
Jackson County South Court St. Revitalization 2012, $154,800
Kanawha County Washington St. W. Streetscape 2012, $529,668 St. Albans Streetscape 2012, $245,000 Nitro Streetscape 2012, $300,000 Dunbar Downtown Streetscape 2012, $278,208
Marion County Farmington Pedestrian Access 2012, $80,000 Pleasant Valley Sidewalk 2012, $112,000 New Trail Development, Barrackville to Mannington 2012, $280,000 White Hall U.S. 250 Sidewalk 2012, $90,000
Mason County Town of Mason Sidewalk Project 2012, $320,000
McDowell & Raleigh counties Coal Heritage Survey 2012, $50,000
Monongalia County Morgantown Walnut St. Streetscape 2012, $350,000 Westover Dunkard Ave. Sidewalks 2012, $240,000
Morgan County Town of Bath Streetscape 2012, $380,000
Preston County Terra Alta Trail Amenities Project, $24,000
Putnam County Hometown Park/Valley Park Scenic By-Way Improvements 2012, $65,600
Randolph County Elkins Crosswalk Safety Project 2012, $115,920
Roane County Spencer Streetscape 2012, $120,978
Wirt County Town of Elizabeth Sidewalk Improvements 2012, $86,240
Wood County Williamstown Sidewalk Improvements 2012, $200,000
Statewide Sesquicentennial Highway Historical Marker 2012, $168,000

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