UAH To Receive $1.6 Million Grant For Pedestrian/Bike Walkway

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

With the help of U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, the University of Alabama in Huntsville is sprucing up part of its campus.

Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, announced last week that the Federal Transit Administration will award a $1.646 million grant to UAH for construction of an interconnecting bike/pedestrian route between the new parking deck near Holmes Avenue and the interior core campus.

The path will be part of a planned greenway in the center of campus between Charger Village residence hall and the Shelby Center where Erskine Drive currently connects Holmes Avenue and Lakeside Drive. The Intermodal Parking Facility will be part of the eastern border to the path adjacent to Charger Village.

"It is critical that Alabama's universities have strong infrastructure in place to support students, faculty and community members as well as surrounding businesses," Shelby said in a statement. "The University of Alabama in Huntsville will use this grant to make improvements that are essential for efficient transportation on campus."

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