Communities around Kanawha County received more than $1.7 million in grants to improve streetscapes and routes to schools throughout the area.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the Federal Highway Administration and West Virginia Division of Highways Safe Routes to Schools and Transportation Enhancement grants Monday.
Cities in Kanawha County received a grand total of $1.71 million.
The largest amount awarded to a community in the county was a $529,668 Transportation Enhancement grant to improve the Washington Street West streetscape.
St. Albans was awarded a $245,000 grant to improve streetscapes and Nitro received a $300,000 award.
Dunbar was awarded a $278,208 to improve the downtown streetscape.
East End Kids Walk and Bike received a $130,000 Safe Routes to School grant for phase two of the project.
Charleston also received a $120,000 grant to improve sidewalks in the Holz Elementary School area.
The Town of Chesapeake also received a $107,800 grant to improve walkability and bicycle access to the elementary school in the area. This will complete phase two of this project.