Mint Hill was one of 12 municipalities in North Carolina awarded a bicycle and pedestrian planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The state DOT awarded the grants at its May 7 meeting in Raleigh. Deputy Town Manager Lee Bailey said the grant will allow the town to develop pedestrian and bike paths.
“This is next step after the Comprehensive Transportation Plan,” Bailey said. “This gets down to a deeper level where we begin to determine where and when they will be built.”
The state estimated the town would need $45,000 based on population. The state covers 70 percent, which is $31,500, while the town matches the grant with 30 percent. […]