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Repaving funds matched
Friday, June 20, 2014
State matching funds of $225,000 will allow Martinsville to continue a project to repave and revitalize uptown, according to Martinsville City Engineer and Assistant Public Works Director Chris Morris.
The city participates in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Revenue Sharing Program, Morris said, which matches state funds with city funds on certain projects.
According to a Thursday news release from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office, localities throughout Virginia will receive about $180 million in state matching funds that were approved during the June meeting of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).
The roughly $180 million includes $225,000 in local matching funds for repaving roads between Moss and Clay streets uptown, the release stated.
Smaller roads uptown extending off the stretch between those two streets also will be repaved, Morris said, and stamped brick crosswalks will be added.
The total cost of the uptown paving project, Morris said, was estimated last year at $600,000. Last year, he said, the city received about $69,000 in matching funds, which were used to pave parts of Fayette Street. When combined with the $225,000 that the city received this year for the project — along with the city’s match of those funds — about $588,000 of the $600,000 estimate has been covered.
The $600,000 figure, Morris said, is a “floating figure” that may change depending on a variety of factors, such as the price of asphalt.
Additional work on the uptown paving project could begin as early as this fall, he said.