Watertown receives transportation funds to add to Black River Trail

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Watertown receives funds to add to Black River Trail

WATERTOWN — The city of Watertown has received $1,663,764 from the state to construct sidewalks and multi-use trails on the western section of the Black River Trail.

The funding, which provides up to 80% of total project costs, is from the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the state Department of Transportation. Projects were selected through a competitive process that required awardees to demonstrate how proposed activities would contribute to increasing the use of non-vehicular transportation alternatives, reduce vehicle emissions and/or mitigate traffic congestion.

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