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State Officials Announce Funding for Sandwich Trail Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2024

CONTACT: Benjamin Kaplan, Office of Senator Susan L. Moran


Stuart Daniels, Office of Senator Susan L. Moran Stuart.Daniels@mahouse.gov

Grant will assist the development of the Route 130 to Canal Shared-use Path


SANDWICH – State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R – 5th Barnstable) and State Senator Susan Moran (D – Plymouth and Barnstable) are pleased to announce that the state has awarded money to support a recreational improvement project in Sandwich.


Sandwich is due to receive $237,821 for the Route 130 to Canal Shared-use Path, with a local match of $59,455. This funding comes following the Healey-Driscoll Administration’s announcement of $12 million in grants for trail improvement projects across the state awarded through the MassTrails Grant Program. This program intends to expand and link together the state’s network of off-road and shared-use pathways and recreational trails and combines with matching grants to provide technical assistance and resources to municipalities, non-profits, and other public entities.


“An investment in our trails system is an investment in our residents,” said Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey in a statement about the grant funding. “With increased access to outdoor recreation, we are enabling our residents to immerse themselves in nature and choose sustainable transportation options. This funding not only drives economic growth and reduces emissions, but also contributes to the overall health of our community.”


“I’m thrilled that the residents of Sandwich will be able to benefit from this grant funding from the state,” said Representative Xiarhos. “The project will go a long way to enhance the quality of life for our residents with the money important to supporting the financial stability of the town as it undertakes this project.”


“This funding will significantly boost our efforts as we work toward state-wide sustainable transportation goals, and building a more connected, vibrant Cape Cod for all," Senator Susan L. Moran (Falmouth) said. “Enhancing our trail systems promotes healthy, active lifestyles, and will continue to attract countless tourists to experience the Cape's outdoor recreation and scenery."


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