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Tomblin announces millions in transportation grants

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Gov. Early Ray Tomblin announced almost $10 million in grants for projects including recreational trails, safe schools transport and transportation enhancement.

The first announcement in a series of news releases issued by the governor's office is through the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways. Federal funding for the 22 projects in the 2012 Recreation Trail Program totaled about $1.2 million.

The program provides funding for a number of trails for both motorized and non-motorized use. The state develops plans for the funding, which is then approved federally.

Projects awarded in West Virginia were primarily for walking trails but also included pieces of the Hatfield-McCoy ATV trails that have been heavily touted by the state.

Also awarded through federal and state highway programs was the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Grant Program. The program awarded 36 projects with more than $7 million. The program provides annual funding for nontraditional safety projects, including pedestrian/cyclist safety and preservation of historical sites.

Another seven projects were awarded $824,800 under the 2012 Safe Routes to Schools Grant Program. The program aids in upgrading school crossing systems and creating safer access to the school.

The following projects were awarded funding for the 2012 Recreational Trail Program:

Berkeley County: Yankauer Nature Preserve Accessible Restroom Facilities, $50,000

Boone County: Hatfield-McCoy Little Coal River, $40,000; Dartmont Park Walking Trail, $40,000

Greenbrier County: Lewisburg L & R, $48,000

Greenbrier/Fayette counties: Meadow River Rail Trail, $80,000

Harrison County: Salem Trail Resurfacing, $8,000

Logan County: Hatfield-McCoy Dingess Run, $40,000

Logan/Mingo counties: Hatfield-McCoy Browning Fork, $40,000

McDowell County: Hatfield-McCoy Indian Ridge, $40,000

Mingo County: Hatfield-McCoy Buffalo Mt., $40,000

Monongalia County: Decker's Creek Trail Resurfacing, $80,000; Westover Park Loop, $28,800

Monongalia/Marion/Preston counties: Mon River Trails Dump Truck, $56,000

Monongalia/Preston counties: Decker's Creek Trail Undercut Repair, $115,609.33

Monroe County: Potts Valley Rail Trail Phase II, $41,760

Morgan County: N. Berkeley Rail Trail, $80,000 

Nicholas County: Gateway Trail/Fork Mt. Trail, $70,500

Pendleton County: Whispering Spruce Trail, $22,500

Preston County: W.Va. Northern Rail Trail Acquisition, $80,000

Raleigh County:Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park, $80,000

Wetzel County: Riverfront Trail Improvements (Paden City), $32,000

Wyoming County: Hatfield-McCoy Pinnacle Creek, $40,000


The following projects were awarded grants through the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Grant Program:

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

The following schools received funding through the 2012 Safe Routes to School Grant Program:

Barbour County: Sidewalk Safety to Mt. Vernon School, $115,000

Greenbrier County: Rainelle Elementary School, Sumac Lane Sidewalk Corridor, $130,000; FY 2012 Alderson Elementary Safe Routes to School, $110,000

Kanawha County: East End Kids Walk & Bike! Safe Routes to Piedmont-Part II, $130,000; Holz Safe Routes to School, $120,000; Safety/health at work for our town, $107,800

Wood County: Franklin Elementary School Project, $112,000