The city of Tyler has been selected to receive a maximum of $1.6 million in federal funds, according to a news release.

The city submitted a grant application for the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Program offered through the Texas Department of Transportation.

The grant funds will allow the city of Tyler to be reimbursed for 80 percent of the construction cost for sidewalks to be placed in numerous locations around the city.

“We are very excited to hear the news that Tyler has been awarded this grant,” City Engineer Carter Delleney said. “The project includes approximately 7.2 miles of sidewalk throughout the City of Tyler that are greatly needed.”

The sidewalk locations were selected using the Pedestrian Master Plan published by the Metropolitan Planning Organization in 2010. Due to coordinating and federal requirements, the program is expected to start in March of 2015.

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