Medina approved for $1.1 million grant for pedestrian, cyclist path along Maple Ridge

File photo by Tom Rivers: The Village of Medina is planning for new sidewalks along Maple Ridge Road and a pedestrian bridge over Oak Orchard Creek to make Maple Ridge safer for walkers and people on bicycles.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 June 2022 at 9:40 pm

The Village for Medina has been awarded a grant of nearly $1.1 million for a multi-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists along the Maple Ridge Road Corridor.

The village has been pursuing state assistance for several years but had been denied until today. The grant is actual funding from the Federal Highway Administration that is administered by the New York State Department of Transportation.

The grants cover up to 80 percent of the project costs. The Medina project includes money from the village, Town of Shelby and Orleans County, said Mayor Mike Sidari.

The $1,094,196 for Medina is among $178.8 million for 75 projects statewide. Hochul said the state is supporting environmentally friendly modes of travel and making it easier and safer to walk, bike or hike.

The announcement today also included $576,400 for the Rochester-Genesee Regional Authority to install new bus shelters and post seating in Monroe and Orleans counties.

In Medina, the section of Maple Ridge by the creek has become busier with a housing development, several new businesses and also the GCC campus center. There are also about 200 available acres in the area being promoted for development by the EDA.