$20.3 million in grants that will support 43 projects across Maryland

NOV 30 2017

Lock 56 Connection To Wmrt To Hancock

CJ Lovelace Nov 29, 2017

C&O Surly Bike Tour2    Photo from Surly bike tour.

HANOVER, Md. — Nearly $1.4 million in Maryland Department of Transportation grants have been earmarked for bicycle and pedestrian projects in Washington County, the department announced Wednesday.

A mix of state and federal funds will support projects along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, the Western Maryland Rail Trail and Fort Frederick State Park, as well as two projects within the City of Hagerstown.

They are among $20.3 million in grants that will support 43 projects across Maryland, according to a news release from state transportation officials.  Wednesday's announcement highlighted grant awards totaling $2.1 million from the state Maryland Bikeways Program, $478,000 from the federal

Recreational Trails Program, and $17.8 million from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program.

Some of the projects include: $28,890 awarded to Western Maryland Rail trail, a 22 mile trail that runs along the historic C&O Canal NHP. 

Img 2390 Photo looking east onto Western Maryland Rail trail, from entrance near Lock House 56.

Img 1642 Photo looking out of the north end of Paw Paw tunnel, mile marker 155.2 on C&O Canal NHP.

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