Governor Justice awards $8.6 million in TARTP Grants in West Virginia

Gov. Justice awards over $8.6 million in Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails grants benefitting dozens of communities across West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (STL.News) Over the past week, Gov. Jim Justice traveled across the state to award a total of 47 Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program (TARTP) grants, worth over $8.6 million, for various improvement projects in 29 counties throughout West Virginia.

West Virginia TARTP grants help towns and cities build and improve sidewalks, lighting, trails, and more.  The program is administered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation and funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

Earlier this year, Gov. Justice presented another round of 38 TARTP grants,worth over $7.4 million, for additional projects in 27 counties.

In total, Gov. Justice has awarded over $16 million TARTP grants this year alone to communities all across West Virginia.

The projects awarded include:

BARBOUR COUNTY
Audra State Park
$150,000
Alum Cave Overlook:  Design and construction of boardwalk and overlook on existing hiking trail within Audra State Park.

BERKELEY COUNTY
Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority
$742,889
Martinsburg Roundhouse Project:  Construction of Martinsburg Roundhouse and Machine Shop ADA bathrooms and fire suppression system.

City of Martinsburg
$100,000
Martinsburg North Queen Street Streetscape Project Phase 3:  Design of approximately 1,675 linear feet of ADA compliant sidewalks, curb ramps, and lighting on North Queen Street.

FAYETTE COUNTY
Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority
$150,000
Fayette County Trail System Project:  Construction of approximately 75 miles of new trail within the Rimfire Trail System.

GILMER COUNTY
City of Glenville
$90,000

Glenville Sidewalk Rehabilitation Project:  Construction of replacement sidewalk and ADA handrails along North Court Street in Glenville.

GREENBRIER COUNTY
Town of Rainelle
$500,000
Rainelle Main Street Streetscape Project Phase 2:  Design and construction of sidewalk replacement in downtown Rainelle.

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY
Town of Romney
$100,000
Romney North High Street Sidewalk Improvements Project:  Design of sidewalk replacement in downtown Romney.

HARRISON COUNTY
City of Bridgeport
$600,000
Bridgeport Community Connectivity Trail Project:  Construction of approximately two miles of hiking/biking trail in Bridgeport.

City of Salem
$250,000
Salem Sidewalk Project:  Design and construction of sidewalk replacement in downtown Salem.

JEFFERSON COUNTY
City of Charles Town
$700,000
Charles Town Augustine Trail Project Phase 2:  Construction of approximately 1.1 miles of hiking/biking trail facilities.

Corporation of Shepherdstown
$500,000
Shepherdstown Path Project:  Construction of approximately 0.5 miles of walking path along the west side of Route 480 in Shepherdstown.

KANAWHA COUNTY
Kanawha County Commission
$187,500
Elk River Rail Trail Clendenin Trailhead:  Design and construction of the Clendenin trailhead along the Elk River Rail Trail.

Town of Marmet
$50,000
Marmet Lens Creek Road Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project:  Design of pedestrian path to connect the Town and school to Kroger.

LINCOLN COUNTY
Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority
$100,000
Ivy Branch Trail System Maintenance Project:  Maintenance on approximately 80 miles of existing motorized trail within the Ivy Branch Trail system.

MARION COUNTY
City of Pleasant Valley
$162,000
Pleasant Valley Sidewalk Project Phase 4:  Construction of sidewalk, drainage, curb, gutter, and sidewalk south of Landing Lane along Pleasant Valley Road.

City of Pleasant Valley
$185,000
Pleasant Valley Sidewalk Project Phase 5:  Construction of sidewalk, drainage, curb, gutter, and sidewalk on Tulip Lane along pleasant Valley Road.

MCDOWELL COUNTY
Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority
$100,000
Warrior Trail System Maintenance Project:  Maintenance on approximately 100 miles of existing motorized trail within the Warrior Trail system.

Town of Bradshaw
$40,000
Bradshaw Sidewalks Project:  Construction of replacement sidewalks in the Town of Bradshaw.

Town of Iaeger
$75,000
Iaeger Sidewalk Repair and Rehabilitation Project:  Construction of replacement sidewalks in Iaeger.

MERCER COUNTY
Town of Athens
$46,875
Athens Sidewalk Project:  Design of replacement sidewalks within the Town of Athens.

MONONGALIA COUNTY
City of Morgantown
$480,000
Morgantown Pleasant Street Streetscape Project:  Construction of ADA compliant sidewalks and lighting on Pleasant Street in Morgantown.

City of Morgantown
$100,000
Morgantown Municipal Airport Streetscape Project:  Design of new ADA compliant sidewalks on Hart Field Road and ADA compliant sidewalk connection from terminal to administration building.

MORGAN COUNTY
Town of Bath
$93,750
Bath Streetscape Design 2 Project:  Design of ADA compliant sidewalks on the east side of South Washington Street and Wilkes Street.

Cacapon Resort State Park Foundation
$150,000
Cacapon State Park Mountain Bike Uphill Trail To Mountain Top Project:  Construction of approximately five miles of bike trail within Cacapon State Park.

NICHOLAS COUNTY
City of Richwood
$400,000
Richwood City Sidewalks Project:  Construction of replacement sidewalks on the North Side of downtown Richwood.

City of Summersville
$63,000
Summersville Webster Road Sidewalk Improvements Project:  Design of new sidewalk along the west side of Webster Road in Summersville.

OHIO COUNTY
Village of Bethlehem
$50,000
Village of Bethlehem Community Park Trail Project:  Design and construction of approximately 1,000 feet of hiking trail within the Village of Bethlehem Community Park.

City of Wheeling
$240,864
Wheeling Robrecht Riverfront Park Project:  Design of 0.46 miles of pedestrian and trail facilities at the Riverfront Park.

Wheeling Park Commission
$152,000
Ogle
bay Trails Maintenance & Repair Project:  Design and construction of repairs and maintenance to existing hiking trails within Oglebay Park.

POCAHONTAS COUNTY
U.S. Forest Service / Pocahontas Trails – Monongahela National Forest
$187,500
Cheat Mountain South Mower – Snowshoe Connector Project:  Construction of approximately six miles of bike and hiking trail and six miles of connecting trail between Snowshoe and the Monongahela National Forest.

PRESTON COUNTY
Town of Bruceton Mills
$50,000
Bruceton Mills Sidewalk Project:  Design of replacement sidewalks along Union Street in the Town of Bruceton Mills.

PUTNAM COUNTY
Town of Buffalo
$75,000
Buffalo Sidewalk Project:  Design of ADA sidewalk on Main Street from Buffalo High to Elm Road.

Town of Eleanor
$75,000
Eleanor Park Sidewalk Extension Project:  Design of new sidewalks in Eleanor park, pool, and fairgrounds.

City of Winfield
$125,000
Winfield Sidewalk System Project:  Design of sidewalks within the City of Winfield.

RANDOLPH COUNTY
Monongalia National Forest
$187,500
Cheat Mountain North Mower Phase 2:  Construction of approximately six miles of bike and hiking trail near Cheat Bridge within the Monongahela National Forest.

RITCHIE COUNTY
Town of Harrisville
$100,000
Harrisville Sidewalk Improvements Project Phase 4:  Design of approximately 2,355 linear feet of sidewalk along Main Street in Harrisville.

SUMMERS COUNTY
City of Hinton
$40,000
Hinton Sidewalk Project:  Design of sidewalks within the City of Hinton.

TUCKER COUNTY
City of Parsons
$180,500
Corr
icks Ford Battlefield Park Development Project:  Construction of new hiking and bike trail and access points to the Allegheny Highlands Trail.

City of Thomas
$110,000
Thomas Riverfront Bridge Project:  Construction of pedestrian/biking bridge in Thomas.

Friends of Blackwater
$125,000
Blackwater Loop Trail Improvements and Interpretive Signage:  Design and construction of trailheads in Davis City Park and Blackwater Falls State Park both along the eight miles of Blackwater Loop Trail.

UPSHUR COUNTY
City of Buckhannon
$240,785
Buckhannon Elizabeth J. “Binky” Poundstone Riverwalk Trail #4 Project:  Construction of approximately 1,930 feet of ADA accessible asphalt hiking and biking trail.

WAYNE COUNTY
Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority
$100,000
East Lynn Trail System Maintenance Project:  Maintenance on approximately 80 miles of existing motorized trail within the East Lynn Trail system.

WETZEL COUNTY
City of New Martinsville
$11,590
New Martinsville Bike Path Extension Project:  Design of an extension of the New Martinsville Bike Path.

WIRT COUNTY
Town of Elizabeth
$182,000
Elizabeth Sidewalk Improvements Project Phase 5:  Design and construction of 920 linear feet of replacement sidewalk along School Street and Franklin Street in Elizabeth.

WOOD COUNTY
City of Parkersburg
$100,000
Parkersburg St. Mary’s/Dudley Ave. Streetscape Enhancement Project:  Design of streetscape enhancement on the St. Mary’s/Dudley Avenue Corridor.

City of Pennsboro
$100,000
Pennsboro Sidewalk Improvements Project Phase 2:  Construction of approximately 1,000 linear feet of sidewalk along Mountain Drive.

City of Williamstown
$100,000
Williamstown Sidewalk Improvements Project Phase 3:  Design and construction of replacement sidewalks along the street surrounding the new Williamstown Elementary School. ​

  • North Central West Virginia: $3.0 million for 15 projects
  • Eastern Panhandle: $2.3 million for seven projects
  • Metro Valley: $1.6 million for 12 projects
  • Northern Panhandle: $454,000 for four projects
  • Southern Coalfields: $389,000 for five projects
  • Town of Rainelle: $500,000 for one project
  • Wood County: $300,000 for three projects

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  1. West Virginia
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