ONEONTA – The city and town of Oneonta yesterday applied for an $8.7 million state DOT grant to make Lettis Highway safer and more attractive and to build sidewalks between Home Depot and Lowes on Southside.
The grant application was approved at a special common council meeting Wednesday night to meet the deadline. Mayor Gary Herzig said he expects to hear on the application by January.
$3.2 million will go to the town to build sidewalks.
The remaining balance will go to the city to build a sidewalk on one side of Lettis highway, connecting Main Street and Southside with pedestrian access at Neahwa Park and Pine Street.
New lighting will also be installed to illuminate sidewalks as well as the roadway, improve pedestrian and bicycle access and create a green and landscaped median.
This is separate from a $65,000 CFA grant also being sought for the improvements and study of greater access to the Susquehanna River. If the main grant is received, the CFA will be used for study of further access along the Susquehanna River.