York County is applying to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for federal grant funding to extend the existing sidewalk on the west side of Grafton Drive (Route 621) in front of Grafton High School/Middle School to the Rainbrook Villas housing development. The proposed 2,000-foot sidewalk would result in a continuous walkway between Falling Spring Run and Timberline Loop, connecting Grafton Woods, Glen Laurel, The Townhomes at Martin Farm, Rainbrook Villas, and the Grafton school complex.
If approved, the project would be funded through the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside, which is a federal grant program that provides funding for transportation projects that expand non-motorized travel choices. Federal funds cover 80% of the project cost, and a minimum local match of 20% is required. The estimated cost of this project is $529,000. If the application is approved as requested, the federal share would be $423,200 and the County share would be $105,800.
For More Information
An informational open house will take place Thursday, September 16, between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. County staff will be present to provide information, answer questions, and receive citizen comments. The open house will take place in the York County Public Works Building Multi-Purpose Room, 105 Service Drive, Yorktown.