The Town of Clifton Park today was awarded a $848,840 grant from the New York State Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) for the Moe Road Multi-Use Path Gap Closure Project.
The Town’s Master Trails Plan includes an extension of the Moe Road Multi-Use Pathway to the Crescent Road Multi-Use Pathway which was completed in 2016. Several years ago, Town Supervisor Phil Barrett made the commitment that when the Crescent Road trail was completed, the Town would apply for a grant to complete the Moe Road Multi-Use Path. Today’s successful grant application was submitted in October of 2016.
“The Town Board and our team at Town Hall have worked hard to expand the Town’s trail network by 13 miles since 2000, while leveraging grant funding, to achieve our goal of providing safe pedestrian access throughout Clifton Park,” said Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett.
“The funding announced today by Governor Cuomo’s office, will allow the Town Board to expand upon the newly completed Crescent Multi-Use Path and secure an important connection along Moe Road.
Providing safe pedestrian and cyclist access along Moe Road, while connecting neighborhoods and local parks has been a stated goal of the Town Board. The Crescent Road Multi-Use Path, completed in 2016, stretches from Okte School eastward into the Town of Halfmoon. The new funding announced today will allow a multi-use path connection from Okte School, westward on Crescent Road, northward on Moe Road, ending at the intersection of Sugarbush Road. This new trail will allow safe pedestrian access from Okte School to the current Moe Road Multi-Use Pathway and connect local neighborhoods. Hayes Park is also a popular nature area located along this route.
The Mohawk Towpath Trail is currently under construction and will be completed by the second quarter of 2017. The Town Board thanks Governor Cuomo, NYS DOT, Capital District Transportation Committee and all of our partner agencies for their continued support toward expanding safe pedestrian and cyclist access and new recreational opportunities in Clifton Park,” continued Barrett.
The funding, which will provide up to 80 percent of the cost of the project, was made available through the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the New York State Department of Transportation. Funding supports projects that include 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 enhances roadway safety.