COLUMBUS- Rep. Dick Stein (R-Norwalk) today announced that the city of Norwalk has been awarded funding through the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).
The TAP can expand travel choices and strengthen the local economy. The program provides federal funds for projects like pedestrian and bicycle facilities, community improvement activities, and the Safe Routes to School program.
The Norwalk Reservoir Trail will receive $500,000 to create a path from an existing rail connection location to a bridge located between the Upper and Lower Reservoir. The project will utilize an existing aggregate footpath that has been constructed to make a durable and user-friendly multi-use path.
“We were happy to encourage ODOT to fund the $500,000 alternative Transportation Grant for Norwalk and the surrounding area,” Stein said. “The grant will improve safety and enhance our community for decades to come.”
TAP provides funding for projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities and environmental mitigation, recreational trail program projects, and safe routes to school projects.