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Air Rail Highway Bike/Ped Public Transit

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2019
Contacts:
Thomas Jameson, Planning & Community Assistance Bureau, (603) 271-3462
Bill Boynton, Public Information Officer, (603) 271-6495
Nine Local Projects Selected for Transportation Alternatives Program Funds
Total of $5.7 Million Awarded for Sidewalks, Multi-Use Paths, and Rail Trails

Projects submitted by nine New Hampshire cities and towns have been selected to receive a total of $5.7 million in funding from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation's 2018 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) selection round.

TAP provides funding for alternative transportation projects, such as on-and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, rail trail improvements, and safe routes to school projects.

A total of 38 applications were submitted for TAP funds totaling $22.6 million federal dollars. Criteria for scoring by the New Hampshire TAP Scoring Committee included safety, potential for success, connectivity, and socioeconomic benefits.

The following projects were selected for funding:

Municipality Project Federal $
Franklin Construct a pedestrian walkway on the existing Trestle Bridge over the Winnipesaukee River to connect to the Mill City Park Trail. $512,000.00
Jaffrey Construct and reconstruct sidewalks, crosswalks and bike lanes on Stratton Road and Peterborough Street. $642,894.00
Keene Construct roadway and streetscape improvements on Marlboro Street  and construct a multi-use trail connection to the Cheshire Rail Trail. $478,400.00
Londonderry Construct a 1 mile multi-use path along the side of Harvey Road. Webster Road, and Grenier Field Road. $800,000.00
Manchester Construct ADA compliant pedestrian bicycle trail along Perimeter Road, South Willow Street and Harvey Road. $800,000.00
Nashua Upgrade sidewalks to ADA standards and create bicycle lanes on Lock Street and Whitney Street. $799,179.00
New Castle Construct bicycle shoulders and sidewalk along Wentworth Road, NH Route 1B from Beach Hill Road To Neals Pit Lane. $322,400.00
Northumberland Upgrade 6,300 linear feet of sidewalk to ADA standards. $800,000.00
Swanzey Construct multi-use path on abandoned rail corridor in two locations.  Improve Ashuelot Trail on the west side of town and improve Cheshire trail on the east side of town. $600,000.00

These local projects are subject to Governor and Council approval and require a minimum 20% local match in funding.






New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
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