Cortland Awarded $544 Thousand Dollar Multi-Modal Grant For Clinton Ave. Gateway Project
The City of Cortland has been awarded over half a million dollars to make improvements along the Clinton Avenue corridor.
The project is part of plan by the city to improve the gateway to Main Street.
Governor Cuomo announced $67 million dollars in state funding yesterday for bicycle, pedestrian, and multi-use path enhancement projects.
The City of Cortland was awarded $544 thousand dollars to be used on the Clinton Ave. corridor.
In 2012 the City hired an engineer to redesign one of the city's busiest gateways, with the goal of getting more visitors off I-81 and into downtown Cortland.
The project has several components, including better signage and increase lighting. The plan also incudes replacing water and sewer lines along Clinton Ave. Earlier this year the city was awarded $30 thousand dollars toward the sewer work. The Empire State Facilities Corporation has pledged a $2 million dollar loan to fund the work as well.
Another phase of the project calls for a new traffic circle at the intersection of Clinton and Church street, an abandoned church at the intersection would be removed if the project advances.
The multi-modal funds announced yesterday will cover 80 percent of the cost of each project, with a required 20 percent coming from the city. The city and the 7 Valley Health Coalition jointly applied for the grant, the health coalition is looking to encourgae more physcial acitivity among residents, the money could be used to update walks and add bike lanes.