The City of Abilene will receive funding for sidewalk and bicycle improvements along South 11th St. between Elmwood Dr. and Treadaway Blvd. The City submitted a request for $946,220 in State funding in December of 2012 as a part of the highly competitive Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program (STEP). The program is administered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
The S. 11th St. project was one of only 81 selected projects out of 206 submitted, for a share of approximately $91.1 million awarded across the State.
Enhancement Program projects include non-traditional surface transportation projects meeting federal guidelines. These include pedestrian and bicycle improvements, safety and education projects, scenic and landscaping enhancements and preservation of historic transportation related facilities. Recipients can receive reimbursement for up to 80 percent of authorized project costs.
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