City of Groveton Approved for Federal Grant


Contact: Rhonda Oaks

Phone: (936) 633-4395

Date: Oct. 27, 2017


The City of Groveton was approved Thursday for a $738,579 grant that will be used to upgrade city sidewalks to ADA compliance.

The award was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission and provided by the Federal Highway Administration. The funds are a part of the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TASA). The funds are designated to construct sidewalks with ADA compliant ramps on Main Street, Front Street and Devine Street.

The project will begin at the Trinity County annex offices and allow pedestrian access to City Hall, Trinity County Appraisal District and other downtown businesses. The construction will include the removal of existing sidewalks, construction of ADA compliant sidewalks, ramps, handrails, new signage, concrete curb and gutter replacements and street lighting.

TASA grants encompass a variety of alternative transportation projects that improve mobility for non-motorized users and mitigate congestion by providing transportation options. TxDOT administers these funds for small urban areas with a population of 5,001 to 200,000 and nonurban areas with a population of 5,000 or less.

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