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HD Media archives/West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced $7.4 million in transportation and trail grants, which include awards for Boone County.

CHARLESTON, WV –On June 1,  Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) Secretary Byrd White awarded 38 Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants, worth $7,414,975 in total, for projects in 27 West Virginia counties.

Boone County – including Danville and Madison – were awarded funding for projects (see below).

The West Virginia Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program is administered by the WVDOT and funded by the Federal Highway Administration. These grants help towns and cities build and improve sidewalks, lighting, and rail trails.

“This is more than $7 million that is going to go toward making it easier for people all over West Virginia to get around and will also go toward making our beautiful park trails even better,” Gov. Justice said. “Even though we’ve been apart for awhile, we’re doing everything in our power to make our state’s transportation infrastructure better and better. And that’s exactly what this funding is going to do.”

 “This funding is going to allow so many great projects to happen all over the state,” Sec. White said. “We’ll see a bunch of projects to make our sidewalks ADA-compliant so people of all abilities will be able to use our sidewalks, we are adding to our trail systems, it’s really just good for us all the way around and I really want to thank Governor Justice for his leadership and his commitment to transportation in West Virginia that’s making all of this possible. “

White added, “Today, West Virginia has a total of over $3 billion-worth of transportation contracts in progress, Without Governor Justice, we wouldn’t have anywhere near that and I just thank him over and over again for all he’s done.”

The projects awarded today include:

BARBOUR COUNTY

Audra State Park

$150,000

Alum Cave Trail Phase 3

Audra State Park

$15,000

Alum Cave Boardwalk

BOONE COUNTY

Town of Danville

$100,000

Park Avenue and Phipps Avenue Walking Improvements

City of Madison

$85,000

Madison Riverside Drive Sidewalks

BOONE, KANAWHA, LINCOLN, MCDOWELL, MERCER, MINGO, WAYNE & WYOMING COUNTIES

Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreational Authority

$100,000

Biological Assessment and Programmatic Agreement Development

CABELL COUNTY

Village of Barboursville

$625,000

Farmdale Road Sidewalk Safety

CLAY COUNTY

Regional Intergovernmental Council

$50,000

Clay Sidewalk Improvements Phase 1

FAYETTE COUNTY

Babcock State Park

$150,000

Narrow Gauge Recreational Trail Phase 2

City of Oak Hill

$200,000

Oak Hill Central Avenue and Main Street Connector Trail

HARRISON COUNTY

City of Salem

$250,000

Salem Main Street Sidewalk Replacement

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Town of Bolivar

$125,000

West Washington Street Pedestrian Project

City of Ranson

$625,000

5th Avenue Connector

Corporation of Shepherdstown

$500,000

Shepherdstown Path

KANAWHA COUNTY

City of Dunbar

$90,000

Grosscup Avenue ADA Sidewalk

City of Nitro

$487,500

Nitro Second Avenue Street

LOGAN COUNTY

Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreational Authority

$75,000

Bearwallow Trail Maintenance Project

Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreational Authority

$150,000

Rockhouse Trail System Right-of-Way Acquisition

MCDOWELL COUNTY

Town of Bradshaw

$150,000

Bradshaw Sidewalks

Town of Iaeger

$130,000

Iaeger Sidewalk Repair and Rehabilitation

MERCER COUNTY

Mercer County Commission

$150,000

Bluestone River Trail

MONONGALIA COUNTY

Monongahela River Trails Conservancy

$100,000

Deckers Creek Trail Undercut Restoration

MORGAN COUNTY

Town of Bath

$100,000

Bath / Berkeley Springs State Park

Cacapon Resort State Park Foundation

$149,935

Cacapon State Park Mountain Bike Trails Phase 1

PLEASANTS COUNTY

City of St. Mary’s

$187,500

St. Mary’s Sidewalks Phase 2

POCAHONTAS COUNTY

Town of Marlinton

$55,000

Marlinton Overlook Trail

RITCHIE COUNTY

Town of Harrisville

$370,000

Harrisville Sidewalk Phase 3

ROANE COUNTY

Town of Reedy

$150,000

Reedy Sidewalks

TAYLOR COUNTY

City of Grafton

$310,000

Grafton Streetscape Phase 3

TUCKER COUNTY

City of Thomas

$490,000

Thomas Riverfront Connector Bridge

TYLER COUNTY

City of Sistersville

$250,000

Sistersville Downtown Streetscape Phase 2

UPSHUR COUNTY

City of Buckhannon

$50,000

Elizabeth J. Binky Poundstone Riverwalk Trail

WAYNE COUNTY

Beech Fork State Park

$95,040

Beech Fork State Park Trail System

Beech Fork State Park

$75,000

Beech Fork State Park Fitness Trail

Beech Fork State Park

$15,000

Beech Fork State Park Water Trail

WETZEL COUNTY

Hundred Area Pride

$60,000

East Wetzel Trail Resurfacing Project

WOOD COUNTY

City of Parkersburg

$400,000

Gihon Elementary School Phase 2

City of Parkersburg

$200,000

Rayon Drive Sidewalk Phase 2

Wood County Parks and Recreation Commission

$150,000

Mountwood Park ATV Trail