Governor Tomblin Presents Nearly $1.2 Million in Recreational Trail Grants


    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways, today presented $1,190,241.90 in federal funds for 22 projects as part of the 2012 Recreational Trails Program. 

    The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is an assistance program of the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The program provides funds through the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) legislation which allows states to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail use. The West Virginia Division of Highways administers the RTP for the state. 

    States are responsible for developing their own procedures to solicit and select projects for funding. A Recreational Trail Advisory Board (RTAB) reviews West Virginia's applications and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation and the Governor. 

    Funds were awarded to the following:

Berkeley County
Yankauer Nature Preserve Accessible Restroom Facilities, $50,000

Boone County
Hatfield-McCoy Little Coal River, $40,000
Dartmont Park Walking Trail, $40,000

Greenbrier County
Lewisburg L & R, $48,000

Greenbrier & Fayette counties
Meadow River Rail Trail, $80,000

Harrison County
Salem Trail Resurfacing, $8,000

Logan County
Hatfield-McCoy Dingess Run, $40,000

Logan & Mingo counties
Hatfield-McCoy Browning Fork, $40,000

McDowell County
Hatfield-McCoy Indian Ridge, $40,000

Mingo County
Hatfield-McCoy Buffalo Mt., $40,000

Monongalia County
Decker's Creek Trail Resurfacing, $80,000
Westover Park Loop, $28,800

Monongalia, Marion & Preston counties
Mon River Trails Dump Truck, $56,000

Monongalia & Preston counties
Decker's Creek Trail Undercut Repair, $115,609.33

Monroe County
Potts Valley Rail Trail Phase II, $41,760

Morgan County
N. Berkeley Rail Trail, $80,000

Nicholas County
Gateway Trail/Fork Mt. Trail, $70,500

Pendleton County
Whispering Spruce Trail, $22,500

Preston County
W.Va. Northern Rail Trail Acquisition, $80,000

Raleigh County
Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park, $80,000

Wetzel County
Riverfront Trail Improvements (Paden City), $32,000

Wyoming County
Hatfield-McCoy Pinnacle Creek, $40,000

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