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Front Page - Friday, August 10, 2018

Signal Mountain to receive TDOT grant for improving sidewalks




Signal Mountain will receive a $282,738 federal grant through the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the Pedestrian Connectivity Project.

The Transportation Alternatives Program grant will fund construction of sidewalks from James Boulevard to Ridgeway Avenue and interior connecting walkways within the park system. This includes crosswalks and a retaining wall.

“This is a sizable federal grant,” state Sen. Bo Watson (R-Hixson) says. “Sidewalks provide many benefits to our communities, including safety, mobility and healthier communities. I’m pleased these improvements are forthcoming and appreciate the work of our local officials in helping to secure it.”

“These federal grant dollars are essential in our efforts to improve the safety and quality of life for the citizens of Signal Mountain,” Rep. Patsy Hazlewood (R-Signal Mountain) adds. “I want to congratulate our local leaders on their successful application.”

The TAP program began providing funds to local governments in 1991. Since then, TDOT has distributed more than $317 million in grants to 267 communities across the Volunteer State to build sidewalks, bike and pedestrian trails and to renovate historic train depots and other transportation related structures.

No Improve Act funding is used in the grants.

Source: Watson and Hazlewood