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Two valley trail projects given a total of $200,000

| Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010

State Rep. Joe Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong, announced that two Kiski Valley projects have been awarded a total of $200,000 in state funding to plan and improve local recreation trails.

Allegheny Township will receive $155,000 to acquire more than 10 acres to extend the Tredway Trail about 1.5 miles to the Freeport Bridge.

Petrarca said the Allegheny Ridge Corp. will get $45,000 to determine the feasibility of various trail, share the road and bike route connections for the Kiskiminetas Valley Greenway and Trails throughout Westmoreland and Armstrong counties.

The money also will be used to develop a "gateway public art project" and integrate the trails with the Main Street master plan in the Kiski Valley section of the Pittsburgh to Harrisburg trail.

The grants are awarded through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, which is maintained by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and funded through the state's Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, the Growing Greener bond issues that voters have approved, and federal sources.

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