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City of Hackett Receives $50k Sidewalk Grant

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By Tammy Moore Teague
The Arkansas Department of Transportation has released the list of cities who have been awarded the 2018 Transportation Alternatives Program Grant. The City of Hackett is among those, and was awarded $50,000.
The project location is for Greenwood Street. The city plans to utilize the grant and construct sidewalks. These SRTS, safe routes to school, are an essential addition as the city sees continued growth and development.
These TAP grants “encompass a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, safe routes to school projects, community improvements such as historic preservation and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to storm water and habitat connectivity.”
Additionally, TAP is a reimbursement-type grant. The program provides for an 80 percent federal share and a 20 percent match will be required from the eligible sponsor.
These SRTS enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school. Also, make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age. Lastly, facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.
In total  $8,059,000 in grant monies was awarded across the state.

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