MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Projects around the Panhandle will benefit from an allocation of taxpayer dollars to boost regional recreation and trails.

Frog Hollow Trail Proposed Expansion (City of Martinsburg)

A statement from the city of Martinsburg Friday is praising the recent announcement from the governor’s office regarding the allocation of funds.

“We would like to thank Governor Jim Justice, WVDOT and West Virginia Tourism for awarding the City of Martinsburg two Transportation Alternative Grants totaling $1,150,000. These grants will be used to help fund additional phases of the Martinsburg Greenway Trail Project.
Specifically, these funds will be used to assist: (1) in the construction of the Creekside trail from N. Queen Street to Oatesdale Park along the Tuscarora Creek; and, (2) for the rehab, painting and preparation of the former Frog Hollow Rail Spur bridge across Route 9 into a pedestrian bridge.
When the multiple phases of the Martinsburg Greenway Tail Project are completed, the Project will extend to the Route 9 walking/biking trail through Martinsburg with its ultimate connection to War Memorial Park – all while making connections to the City’s major parks.
The City, along with Berkeley County Commission – WV and Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization, have applied for RAISE Grant to complete the entirety of the Martinsburg Greenway Trail Project. It is our hope that we will receive the award this summer so we can complete the Martinsburg Greenway Trail Project in its entirety.”

The statement referenced a more detailed look at the allocations for

61 projects from West Virginia Explorer:


The City of Martinsburg has been awarded $400,000 for Martinsburg Frog Hollow Rail-Trail Route 9 Overpass Bridge Remediation, which will upgrade the 103 feet bridge span to protect the structure and enhance the safety of the bridge for users, including the abutments and railings.

The City of Martinsburg has been awarded $750,000 for Martinsburg Creekside Trail. The funding will be used to construct a connector trail of approximately 0.6 miles connecting downtown Martinsburg (Queen Street) to Oatesdale Park and Frog Hollow Trail.


The City of Charles Town has received $382,217.50 for the Charles Town Liberty Street Sidewalk upgrade on Liberty Street from George Street to Samuel Street.


The Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission has been awarded $66,000 for Duffield’s Depot rehabilitation.


The Town of Bath has been awarded $70,000 for Bath/Berkeley Springs Streetscape—Phase IV for new and replacement sidewalks on Congress Street, North Washington Street, Union Street, Fairfax Street, and Mercer Street.

The town of Paw Paw has secured $62,500 for the Paw Paw Sidewalk Improvement Project, which will install new and replacement sidewalks along Winchester Street and Moser Avenue for approximately 0.47 miles south from Town Hall to the intersection of Winchester Street and Moser Avenue and west to the library.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has been awarded $200,000 for Cacapon Resort State Park Trails. The funding will be utilized for the Appalachian Conservation Corp’s request to refurbish the old CCC trails.