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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:32 pm

The Washington Planning and Zoning Commission is backing Washington’s TAP grant application for trail improvements on the Highway 47 Bridge project.

Darren Lamb, community and economic development director, said the city is asking various committees and boards to endorse the applications.

“The more local endorsements we can show from the community, the better it looks for our application,” Lamb said.

The grant would cover a portion of the proposed enhancements, Lamb said. The grant would cover lighting along a hiking and biking trail on the west side of the bridge.

The estimated cost is $377,000 and the grant would cover a little more than $300,000.

Lamb said the grant would help reduce the total cost of enhancements. The council is currently looking at ways to pay for girder lighting and other additional enhancements that would cost more than $1 million.

The girder lighting isn’t covered by the TAP grant.

The commission unanimously approved endorsing the grant.

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