DETROIT (AP) — The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments has awarded more than $2.8 million to four projects expected to improve mobility.
Projects receiving the funding are in Monroe County, Wixom, Rochester Hills and Shelby Township.READ MORE: 'A Blessing': Expungement Fair Held In Detroit As Attendees Hope For A Fresh Start
According to the council, the funding comes from the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).
TAP projects are transportation-related improvements to roadways, local streets, and corridors. Most often, they address mobility options through new or enhanced bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and include pathways, bike lanes, sidewalks and pedestrian crossings.READ MORE: Lawsuit Filed In Exploding Air Bag Death In Michigan
About $1.4 million in funding will go toward the 6.5-mile Monroe Loop Trail in Monroe County.
Wixom will get $748,914 for the Michigan Air Line and Huron Valley Trail Extension. Rochester Hills will receive $338,454 for the Drexelgate Parkway Pathway project, while Shelby Township gets $268,169 for a new sidewalk and pedestrian bridge along 25 Mile Road connecting Heath Side Drive and Apple Lane.
“These transformative projects will implement regional and local planning priorities, such as road safety, transportation equity, access to regional trails, tourism, and water quality,” said Amy O’Leary, the council’s executive director. ”What is really exciting about this program is how it enables communities all over Southeast Michigan to provide safer walking and bicycling access to local and regional destinations, fill gaps in our trail networks, and enhance walkability in our downtowns.”MORE NEWS: Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Found in Oakland County; What To Do If You See One
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