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City hears pedestrian grant awarded

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com

The City of Huntington plans to make Frontage Road safer now that it has received a grant for pedestrian amenities.

Director of Public Works and Engineering Services Anthony Goodnight informed Huntington City Council on Monday that the City has received an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) grant for $647,000, which will be used for the Frontage Road project.

Work will begin in 2022, Goodnight said.

“On the south side of Frontage Road there will be a 10-foot wide multi-use path and on the north side there will be sidewalks,” he explained.

Mayor Brooks Fetters said the pedestrian project will help with foot traffic from retail stores.

“A lot of our residential housing is south of the highway as well as the university area who want to walk and use alternative transportation to get to those stores,” Fetters said, noting that the upgrades are long overdue.