Moretown has been awarded more than $400,000 toward installing a sidewalk on the west side of town.

The grant — $412,800 — is part of $3.3 million in federal dollars being awarded through the state Agency of Transportation to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Moretown plans include a sidewalk on the west side of town at an estimated cost of $516,000, with the town adding $103,200 to the federal money.

The transportation agency annually awards funding to municipalities through its Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, with the goal of providing safe and convenient facilities for alternative transportation. According to a 2016 state survey, 42 percent of Vermonters were dissatisfied with the availability of bicycling facilities and 31 percent were dissatisfied with the availability of sidewalks.

— Waterbury Record

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