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Two Local Projects Receive SHA Funding

November 20th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Improving Maryland’s recreational trail networks and supporting healthy lifestyles, the State Highway Administration (SHA) today announced $1.4 million in grants to fund 54 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) projects across the State.  The 2015 grant recipients include six counties, five municipalities and 13 non-profit organizations.  Work includes constructing new trails, maintaining existing trails, purchasing equipment and signage.

The RTP provides grants ranging from $1,200 to $40,000 on a reimbursement basis with funds for numerous transportation trail and recreational trail uses, including: bicycling; pedestrian uses (hiking, running, wheelchair use); in-line skating; equestrian use; cross-country skiing; off-road motorcycling; all-terrain vehicle riding; and four-wheel driving. A list of grant-funded projects can be found here: Click here for a listing of the projects.

Some of the grant-awarded local projects include:

• Great Allegany Passage (GAP) Trailhead: $20,000 to establish directional and informational signage at three trailheads along the GAP in Allegany County; and $24,000 for the city of Cumberland's Downtown Pedestrian wayfinding signage. 

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