Spartanburg County Receives $23.8 Million U.S. Department of Transportation Grant for Daniel Morgan Trail System

Spartanburg County Government, in partnership with PAL, has been awarded a $23.8 million “Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity” (RAISE) grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

This federal grant will be used to expand the Daniel Morgan Trail System. The Daniel Morgan Trail System, commonly known as “The Dan,” is a 55+ mile trail network made of existing and proposed trail segments that cross the urban area of Spartanburg County.

The funding from this grant will install almost 15 miles of multi-use pathway, a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over a major roadway, approximately four intersection/roadway crossing improvements, and approximately five pre-fabricated pedestrian bridges.

“In a time when talented folks can choose to live and work anywhere, quality of life issues become even more important. Our existing trails, particularly the Mary Black Rail Trail, are among the most used parks in Spartanburg County,” said Manning Lynch, Spartanburg County Council Chairman. “This grant will allow us to build on that foundation and provide even more of our citizens access to recreation and wellness. This is a great win to add to Spartanburg County’s recent successes.”

Laura Ringo, Executive Director of PAL, said, “This grant will transform walking, bicycling, and alternative transportation in Spartanburg County for generations to come. This trail segment of The Dan will connect our neighborhoods to each other, to our thriving downtown, to educational centers, and to some of our most beautiful natural resources like the Fairforest Creek.”

Prepared by OneSpartanburg.