City awarded $1.9 million grant for “Missing Links” program
For Immediate Release: June 21, 2019
The Office of Mayor, City of Saratoga Springs,
Contact: Contact: Executive Assistant to the Mayor - M. Lynn Bachner – (518) 587-3550 ext 2520
Saratoga Springs, NY -- At the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Tuesday June 18th, Mayor Meg Kelly announced that the City has been awarded $1.9 million of highly competitive dollars from the Transportation Improvement Funds (TIP) to complete sidewalk “Missing Links” downtown and throughout Saratoga Springs.
The grant was approved by the Capital District Transportation Committee's (CDTC) Policy Board on June 6, 2019. This grant is a reimbursable grant, with a matching requirement of 20%, or $380,000. For this multi-year period alone, the City's efforts have been successful in securing a total of $6.8 Million in funding for the following projects:
-$2.92M - Geyser Road Bicycle-Pedestrian Trail running from the Town of Milton to Spa State Park; addition of left-turn lane on Geyser Rd approach to Spa State Park; and a new pedestrian-friendly intersection and traffic signal at west entrance of Spa State Park.
-$2.006M - Saratoga Greenbelt Downtown Connector Multi-use Trail running from Lake Ave along High Rock and Excelsior avenues to the I-87 exit 15 bridge.
-$1.9M - Saratoga Springs Missing Pedestrian Links to construct missing sidewalks, accessible crosswalks, bus passenger waiting areas, stormwater management, signage, street trees, curbing, and other pedestrian amenities.
“These are large awards for productive and valuable projects,” said Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly. “I am proud to say our Office of Planning and Development and our Sustainability Administrator (POSH) have brought these critical funding dollars home for the City of Saratoga Springs.”