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LOCKPORT – State Sen. George D. Maziarz announced that projects in Pendleton and Newfane have won state funding through the Transportation Enhancement Program, funded by the state Department of Transportation.

Pendleton won $640,153 for expansion of trails in the town, and Newfane won $336,880 for streetscape improvements. Each grant is meant to pay for 80 percent of the projects’ costs; the towns must supply the remainder.

The Pendleton project will create the final phase of the town’s recreational pathway, using an abandoned railroad corridor for a 10-foot-wide bicycle and pedestrian trail, which is already 3.3 miles long. The final 2.8-mile segment will be funded by the grant, producing a 6.1-mile trail between Meyer and Wheatfield-Pendleton Townline roads.

Maziarz said fewer than 40 percent of the applications statewide received any funds.

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