Brundidge gets funding for sidewalk project

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories The City of Brundidge has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to construct sidewalks on S.A. Graham Boulevard and Galloway Road.The grant is in the amount of $344,678 with an $86,169 match from the city. The total cost of the project will be $430,847.Mayor Jimmy Ramage said the city has long realized the need for sidewalks along S.A. Graham Boulevard, which is the Highway 10 artery through downtown Brundidge. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Brundidge gets funding for sidewalk project Published 10:16 pm Monday, September 16, 2013 You Might Like Miracle League: A step closer Miracle League’s motto is “Every child deserves a chance to play,” and Troy has moved one step closer to fulfilling… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “We’ve been talking about this need for several years and had plans drawn up for the sidewalks on S.A. Graham Boulevard but the cost was prohibitive,” Ramage said.The city also recognized the need for sidewalks on heavily traveled Galloway Road.“We continued to hope that one day the state would offer a grant that would include sidewalks,” Ramage said. “When that happened, we seized the opportunity.” Print Article The opportunity came via Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds.On Friday, Gov. Robert Bentley notified Ramage of the grant award and offered his congratulations to the city.“Gov. Bentley said that he was pleased to award the federal funds to this worthwhile project and we are very pleased and appreciative of the funds,” Ramage said. “S.A. Graham Boulevard and Galloway Road are streets where pedestrian traffic is so prevalent.“There are two apartment complexes on S.A. Graham Boulevard and we have people walking along and in the street into town and to businesses out on the highway. There’s also a lot of pedestrian traffic on Galloway Road with people going to the grocery store, to town and just around the neighborhood.” Book Nook to reopen Ramage said actual work on the project probably will not begin until the spring or summer of 2014.“For a project like this, the city will have to acquire property through purchases or donations,” he said. “Where property acquisition is necessary, it will be just a few feet and some of the work will be done on the city’s right of way because it’s under utility lines.”Ramage said the additional sidewalks will be tremendous assets to the city in providing safe avenues of travel for pedestrians along two busy streets.“We want to thank Gov. Bentley and the Alabama Department of Transportation director, for making these funds available to us,” he said.“We also want to thank our local department of transportation that will be involved in the implementation of the project.”Project funding of $86,169 by the City of Brundidge will be paid it out of cash flow over the period of the project. Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more