Vineyard to get Complete Streets Funding

BOSTON –In an ongoing funding program, he state has awarded a total of $7,000,000 to cities and towns across the Commonwealth for the Complete Streets Funding Program.

According to the state, a “Complete Street” is one that provides safe and accessible options for travelers of all ages and abilities including bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit users, and people using other forms of transportation.

The state has now awarded a total of $30,000,000 for 103 projects since the program began in February of 2016. Locally, West Tisbury will receive $141,500 for the installation of solar powered pedestrian accommodations including a crosswalk with ADA compliant curb ramps, pedestrian signals, yield signage and crosswalk paint.

A shared use path connection will be installed on the northbound side of Old County Road at the crosswalk to the State Forest entrance to provide an accessible link to the State Forest network for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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