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$1.5 Million Awarded to NKY Sidewalk Projects

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced on Wednesday a series of grant awards for alternative transportation projects across the state.

Four projects in Northern Kentucky received funding:

  • Dayton $260,720 awarded to the city for the Dayton Pike sidewalk connector project. The funds will be used for the next phase of the existing project which was described as "shovel ready". The total project cost is $325,900.
  • Bellevue $100,000 awarded to the city for the Grandview Elementary sidewalk project. The total cost of the project is $125,000.
  • Boone County $416,000 awarded for signal upgrades and crosswalks at Kentucky 237. The total cost of the project is $520,000.
  • Williamstown $800,000 awarded to the city to upgrade sidewalks to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The total project cost is $1 million.

In all, the state awarded $16.6 million for 42 projects in Kentucky through the Commonwealth's Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

The grants fund 80 percent of the expected cost. The remaining twenty percent is paid for by local governments.

"We are grateful for this significant federal TAP investment to benefit communities," said Governor Matt Bevin. "Funds from this program enable local communities to implement important transportation projects that increase connectivity for diverse populations, such as non-driving and disabled Kentuckians."

TAP is a federal reimbursement program administered through the Office of Local Programs in KYTC's Department of Rural and Municipal Road Aid.

"Improving safety, increasing access, and investing in efficient modes of transportation is at the heart of what we do, and this program helps deliver projects that will impact citizens every day," said Kentucky Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas. "We're pleased to support needed improvements that keep Kentuckians connected and on the move."

-Staff report

Photo: Grandview Elementary in Bellevue