By Kassie Parisi
CLIFTON PARK — The town has submitted grant applications to the state that, if approved, would allow two more trails to be built in Clifton Park.
At its Aug. 7 meeting, the Town Board authorized the Planning Department to submit two grants to the 2017 Capital District Economic Development Council. One path would run along Hubbs Road from Main Street to the Dutch Meadows subdivision. The second path will be a sidewalk project on the northern side of Route 146, between the area of Prince of Peace Church, east to Tallow Wood Drive.
The total estimated cost of the Hubbs road trail is $830,000. The estimated cost for the second trail is $440,000.
The trails will be created with the goal of increasing connectivity in town, but also with the intention of lessening traffic congestion around town.
Since 2000, Clifton Park has added 14 new miles of trail in the town. Earlier in the summer, the town completed a trail on Crescent Road that connected the town to Halfmoon near Exit 8 of the Northway via a mile-long route.
Earlier in the year, Clifton Park was awarded more than $800,000 in state funds for new trails as part of a statewide effort to enhance transportation options. That money will be used to extend the Moe Road multiuse path to the newly finished Crescent Road path.