Akron, Cleveland Land TIGER Grants

Although no rail projects in Ohio received a TIGER grant for 2016 from the U.S. Department of Transportation, projects in Akron and Cleveland did receive funding.

Tiger grantsThe City of Akron received a $5 million grant that will be used to transform portions of South Main Street in downtown Akron into a green street corridor that will include bicycle and pedestrian facilities as well as a roundabout.

The city’s application said the project will make the street an attractive multi-modal corridor as well as improve the safety for pedestrians and nearby residents. The total project cost is $14.5 million.

The Cleveland Metroparks District received a $7.9 million grant to be used to build four miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails as well as a bridge leading to Lake Erie.

The application noted that the $16.4 million project will provide better access to jobs, public transportation and green space along Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River.

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