Bicycle and pedestrian trails will be the primary beneficiaries of $14.9 million in grants by the Maryland Department of Transportation, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.
The 63 grants will go to counties, municipalities and nonprofit groups for projects extending from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore. The largest grants, totaling $7 million, will go to the C&O Canal Aqueduct at Williamsport in Washington County. The money will go to the National Park Service and its C&O Canal National Historic Park for repairing a wall of the historic aqueduct to let it hold water again as well as other improvements.
Tuesday's announcement included two Baltimore projects. The city will receive $311,000 for a bicycle track that will connect the Jones Falls Trail with McKeldin Square along East and West Pratt Street. A $60,000 grant will go toward restoring an historic red caboose at the President Street Station.