Trail Activities in the West Piedmont Planning District

Last week’s blog focused on the Danville Riverwalk Trail, and the plans for its extension.  This week’s blog entry will touch on other trail extension initiatives around the West Piedmont Planning District.  Our region is ideally suited to outdoor recreation, and a network of multi-use trails serves as an asset to facilitate recreational pursuits, as well as to promote public health and economic development.

Trail expansion activities in the West Piedmont Planning District include the following:


Preliminary Smart Scale Scores Released for Regional Transportation Projects

On January 15th, the Commonwealth of Virginia released draft Smart Scale scores for transportation grant applications submitted in July and August by localities and regional entities such as the Danville Metropolitan Planning Organization.  The release of these draft scores serves as an initial step in the determination of funding for transportation projects throughout Virginia.