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State grant to help pay for bike path

State grant to help pay for bike path

A grant from the state will allow the city to build the long-discussed multi-use trail along Monticello Avenue from the William and Mary School of Education at Treyburn Drive to the intersection of Ironbound Road, about a block from the Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved the $1 million grant as part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s  Transportation Alternatives Program.

The trail was specifically identified as a policy goal by City Council in the 2014-2016 Biennial Goals, Initiatives and Outcomes planning process, but the desirability of moving bike traffic off Monticello Avenue has been discussed...

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