The Town of Warsaw has received confirmation that it will receive a $1.4 million Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant disbursed through the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
The TAP grant will be used to fund approximately 2,500 feet of new sidewalk construction on Highway 360 from Main Street to Jones/Morgan Lane, effectively connecting the Rappahannock Community College campus with downtown Warsaw. The existing sidewalk will be moved away from the busy street for safer pedestrian travel, while also being widened for handicap accessibility.
Warsaw Town Manager Joseph Quesenberry described the project, saying, “It is, in essence, connecting our college and a lot of our neighborhoods safely to our downtown. In this sense, [the transportation alternative program] is getting people out of their cars and onto the sidewalks.”
The town submitted the application in November 2017 for their second round of project funding in anticipation of beginning Phase II. The first round, Phase I, was the engineering phase; Warsaw was approved for a smaller amount of fund to cover engineering and planning expenses for the project in past years.
“We applied and came in third out of 30 localities for the amount of money we received,” Quesenberry stated of this year’s grant cycle. “We competed against far larger localities for this money. We were really proud to have come in third.”
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