News & Notices

Transportation Alternative Program (TAP)

Highland Town Supervisor Jeff Haas is pleased to announce that the Town Board has authorized the preparation and development of a 2023 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant application to NYSDOT for up to $5 million in funding assistance.

If awarded, the Town proposes to implement safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists along State Route 97 between Barryville to County Route 168 at the Roebling Bridge.  The construction of this pedestrian/bicycle lane is anticipated to improve safety by protecting non-motorists that actively walk and bike the hamlet.  This historic corridor is a recreational destination and an attraction to outdoor enthusiasts.  This project will extend access to the Greenway Trail and provide direct connection to the recently constructed eagle viewing platform.

Other secondary objectives of the project will seek to ease traffic in the area, provide signage, reduce traffic speeds, improve visibility, and provide access management by minimizing curb cuts.