- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - More than $1 million in federal funds is being awarded for sidewalk and pedestrian safety in Memphis.

The Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization announced the funding on Monday.

The money comes from the federal government’s Transportation Alternatives Program, which provides dedicated funding for pedestrian, bicycle and transit-access projects.

The projects include $640,000 for Macon Road sidewalk improvements, $268,000 for Westmont Road sidewalk improvements and $266,992 for Chiswood Street pedestrian safety, creating safer access to an elementary school and neighborhood parks.

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