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Total of $33 million requested for projects,, including work on the greenway system and a sidewalk project in the Glenvar area.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
>The Roanoke Valley Area Metropolitan Planning Organization on Thursday learned area localities submitted 13 transportation project proposals to be considered for federal funding.
The organization, an 11-member policy board, is tasked with deciding how much of $28 million in federal funding each project will receive, if any.
Mark McCaskill, a staffer and senior planner with the organization, said the 13 proposals requested a total of $33 million in funding, leaving about $5 million to be cut.
"In general, it looks like it's fairly decent for each project," McCaskill said.
The proposals cover a wide range of projects, including work on the greenway system and a sidewalk project in the Glenvar area. McCaskill said the proposals will be ranked and scored by each project's potential benefit to the region. The board is scheduled to make a final decision on project funding on May 23.
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