Congestion Mitigation Air Quality

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Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ)
CMAQ is a federal program designed to assist regions of the county that are in non-attainment of federal air quality standards. The City of Salisbury is located in a qualifying area for CMAQ funds. During summer months, we have 20-30 “air quality action days” where it is not recommended that children or any person with respiratory impairments exert themselves outdoors.
CMAQ funds are administered through a competitive grant program and typically pay 80% of the cost of non-traditional transportation-related projects that have a positive impact on air quality. The most common CMAQ projects involve construction of sidewalks, bike lanes, or Greenway trails. However, CMAQ funds have also been used in Rowan County for a Public Education and Outreach Program conducted by the Catawba College Center for the Environment, electrification of 50 spaces at Derrick Truck Stop on I-85, and Transit demonstration projects. 

The following projects have been scheduled for CMAQ funding and project administration by the City of Salisbury:

Free Bus Fare on Ozone Action Days
2007, 2008, 2009
Rowan Express - bus connection between Salisbury and Kannapolis
2008, 2009, 2010
Salisbury High School area sidewalks
Statesville Boulevard sidewalks
Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave./Ryan Street sidewalks
Traffic Signal System Controller Upgrades
2012, 2013, 2014
Transit Service Expansions
2013, 2014, 2015
Salisbury Mall area sidewalks
Bringle Ferry Road sidewalks
S. Main Street area sidewalks
Newsome Road bike lanes
Catawba College bike lanes (application under review)
Old Wilkesboro Road sidewalks (application under review)
Newsome Road sidewalks

 Contact Information

City Office Building
132 N Main Street (3rd floor)
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
Mail Address:
PO Box 479
Salisbury, NC 28145
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

(704) 638 - 5200

Director of Engineering and
City Engineer

Wendy Brindle
(704) 638-5201