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Grants for 54 State Trails, Sidewalks, Streetscapes

West Virginia officials say federal funds have been awarded for 54 community and infrastructure projects statewide for $7 million.

They include $1.16 million for 14 recreational trails and $5.9 million to support 40 transportation alternatives and other projects.

Funds are from the Federal Highway Administration.

According to the governor’s office, Morgantown will get $400,000 for a multi-use path along Route 705.

Bridgeport will get $560,000 for a Route 58 Walking Trail.

Madison will get $401,000 for the first phase of a Madison State Street Streetscape project.

Other awards include $150,000 to Friends of the Cheat for the first phase of design and construction for the Cheat River Rail Trail.

The National Coal Heritage Area Authority will get and $125,000 for the Guyandotte Water Trail.