Thursday, August 4, 2022

Canton awarded $750,000 sidewalk grant

Celebrating the award of $750,000 to close sidewalk gaps
in the township are, from left,  Supervisor Anne Marie
Graham-Hudak, Treasurer Dian Slavens, State Sen. Dayna Polhanki,
Trustee Tania Ganguly, Clerk Michael Siegrist, Trustee Sommer Foster,
Trustee Steve Sneideman, Trustee Kate Borninski and State Rep. Ranjeev Puri.
Canton Township has been awarded $750,000 in State of Michigan funding to help close more than 53.8 miles of sidewalk gaps in the community. 
The funds were included in the state 2022-2023 budget bill, recently signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. State Sen. Dayna Polehanki and State Rep. Ranjeev Puri argued for the funding in Lansing, township officials said.
Additionally, in the same budget bill, Puri secured an additional $5 million to fund improvement of Canton roads and pedestrian pathways.
“We are so grateful to announce the launch of the Sidewalk Gap Program that has been nearly two years in the making,” said Canton Township Supervisor Anne Marie Graham-Hudak. “With these funds, we will be able to help provide a more connected and walkable community.”
Polehanki added, “The sidewalk doesn't have to end. I am so proud to have helped deliver $750,000 to Canton Township for its Sidewalk Gap Program. Look forward to a more walkable Canton.” 
The Sidewalk Gap Program addresses the stated goal of the Canton Board of Trustees to provide quality infrastructure throughout the township, Hudak added.