Highland Mills. Village of Woodbury receives $50,000 state grant for pedestrian and transportation safety

| 27 Oct 2021 | 12:52

The Village of Woodbury has been awarded a $50,000 state “multimodal” infrastructure grant for the purpose of pedestrian, transportation and community safety, Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt announced this week.

Thegrant will aid the village in funding the construction or modernization of crosswalks in high traffic areas in both business and residential areas and assist in reducing vehicular congestion of roadways.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt said: “The funding will cover costs for local taxpayers for critical transportation infrastructure while ensuring both businesses and residential areas are pedestrian-friendly and situated to help safely reduce and mitigate vehicle traffic.”

“We are extremely grateful for this grant as it will make our Village a better and safer place to live, work, and increase the quality of life for all members of our community,” Woodbury Mayor Tim Egan said in the press release detailing the grant. “The money for public safety and transportation infrastructure improvements were much needed, and we would like to thank our Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for his continued support and leadership on behalf of the Village of Woodbury.”

The funding will help the Highway Department complete crosswalk construction and upgrade projects,” Village of Woodbury Highway Superintendent Robert Weyant said.

“This type of investment in local infrastructure and safety,” Weyant added, “is very important and will go a long way to ensuring the safety and well-being of all who drive, walk and navigate across the village.”