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Glen Cove Awarded $362K For Transportation Enhancements

The state is providing $112.2 million in funding to 81 projects across New York,
including three that are on Long Island.
By Paige McAtee (Patch Staff) – April 20, 2017 5:37 pm ET

The City of Glen Cove was awarded $362,208 in state funding that will be used to design and construct newcurbs and sidewalks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
The project will redesign 27 crosswalks to make them more visible within the Downtown Business District,which includes Glen Street, Bridge Street and School Street.

Cuomo announced that the state is providing $112.2 million in funding to 81 projects across New York,including three that are on Long Island, to support bicycle and pedestrian enhancements and improve airquality. Other Long Island towns that received funding were the Village of Amityville and the Town of Brookhaven.
“Through the hard work of our Community Development Agency staff, we greatly appreciate the state’s support during such an important time in our city’s downtown revitalization,” Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello said in a press release.

Spinello said this funding will help with the expected influx of people in the City due to the Garvies Point waterfront project, the construction of a new Village Square and the AMC movie theater.The total cost of the project is $452,760, so the City will have to match the $362,208 grant with $90,552.

The pedestrian infrastructure improvement project will coincide with the installation of improved wayfindingsignage, funded by Glen Cove’s Community Development Grant (“CDBG”) to be located in municipally owned parking garages, the City says.
The funds will go towards projects to build multi-use bicycle and pedestrian facilities, new accessible sidewalks that adhere to regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, improved access to public transportation and enhanced roadway safety.

The funding is made available through the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the New York State Department of Transportation.
“This funding is critical to enhancing our infrastructure and paving the way for both pedestrian and bicycle travel,” Cuomo said in a press release. “By improving roadway safety and increasing access to healthy transportation alternatives, we are providing both residents and visitors a chance to experience the state’s natural beauty like never before, while supporting a cleaner, greener New York for generations to come.”