Gov. Justice awards over $2.6 million in Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails grants benefitting Eastern Panhandle and Wood County


​CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice held a virtual ceremony today to award over $2.3 million in Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program (TARTP) grants for seven projects in cities and towns across West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, and to award $300,000 in TARTP grants for three additional projects in communities across Wood County.

The 10 grants awarded are worth a combined total of $2,686,639 and include projects in five counties.

“I am excited to announce that we are giving out yet another round of these grants today,” Gov. Justice said. “They end up making our cities and towns a lot more presentable and they make our rail trails more accessible to all West Virginians. But, in addition to all that, they draw tourism. They draw goodness to West Virginia.

“You don’t ever know what’s going to happen with all that goodness,” Gov. Justice continued. “And the result of that goodness may be that somebody moves; somebody moves a business here or somebody moves themselves here. And the end of the day, it’s all kinds of great stuff.”
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West Virginia TARTP grants help towns and cities build and improve sidewalks, lighting, trails, and more. The program is administered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation and funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

“Governor, I want to thank you and your office for this grant funding,” said Doug Copenhaver, President of the Berkeley County Council, which received one of today’s TARTP grants in support of the Martinsburg Roundhouse. “It’s going to go a long way and make this roundhouse a very active civic area for us to start building on.
“The Roundhouse Authority has been working on trying to restore the roundhouse for probably 20 to 30 years,” Copenhaver continued. “This is another extension of putting elevators and stairs going to the second floor of the bridge shop, adding concrete floor where there’s always been a gravel floor for years, and starting to using this place as an event center, right in the core part of downtown Martinsburg.”

The grants announced today are among the most recent wave of TARTP grants to be awarded this year, which includes a total of 47 grants, worth over $8.6 million, for projects in 29 counties throughout West Virginia.

This week, Gov. Justice has awarded millions of dollars-worth of these TARTP grants in several regions across the state, including: Earlier this year, Gov. Justice presented another round of 38 TARTP grants, worth over $7.4 million, for additional projects in 27 counties.

In total, Gov. Justice has awarded over $16 million TARTP grants this year alone to communities all across West Virginia.
The projects awarded today include:

Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority

Martinsburg Roundhouse Project: Construction of Martinsburg Roundhouse and Machine Shop ADA bathrooms and fire suppression system.

City of Martinsburg

Martinsburg North Queen Street Streetscape Project Phase 3: Design of approximately 1,675 linear feet of ADA compliant sidewalks, curb ramps, and lighting on North Queen Street.

Town of Romney

Romney North High Street Sidewalk Improvements Project: Design of sidewalk replacement in downtown Romney.

City of Charles Town

Charles Town Augustine Trail Project Phase 2: Construction of approximately 1.1 miles of hiking/biking trail facilities.

Corporation of Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown Path Project: Construction of approximately 0.5 miles of walking path along the west side of Route 480 in Shepherdstown.

Town of Bath

Bath Streetscape Design 2 Project: Design of ADA compliant sidewalks on the east side of South Washington Street and Wilkes Street.

Cacapon Resort State Park Foundation

Cacapon State Park Mountain Bike Uphill Trail To Mountain Top Project: Construction of approximately five miles of bike trail within Cacapon State Park.

City of Parkersburg

Parkersburg St. Mary’s/Dudley Ave. Streetscape Enhancement Project: Design of streetscape enhancement on the St. Mary's/Dudley Avenue Corridor.

City of Pennsboro

Pennsboro Sidewalk Improvements Project Phase 2: Construction of approximately 1,000 linear feet of sidewalk along Mountain Drive.

City of Williamstown

Williamstown Sidewalk Improvements Project Phase 3: Design and construction of replacement sidewalks along the street surrounding the new Williamstown Elementary School.

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