City announces new program to fund sidewalks
Tyler, Texas (City of Tyler) — The City of Tyler has been notified that a grant application submitted for the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Program offered through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has been selected to receive a maximum of $1,648,322 in federal funds.
The grant funds will allow the City of Tyler to be reimbursed for 80 percent of the construction cost for sidewalks to be placed in numerous locations around the City.
“We are very excited to hear the news that Tyler has been awarded this grant,” said City Engineer Carter Delleney. “The project includes approximately 7.2 miles of sidewalk throughout the City of Tyler that are greatly needed.”
The sidewalk locations were selected using the Pedestrian Master Plan published by the Metropolitan Planning Organization in 2010.
The City looks forward to working with TxDOT to complete this project. Due to coordinating and federal requirements, the program is expected to start in March of 2015.