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Posted on March 1, 2017 at 8:26 AM by Communications Department
- $365,010 for the King-Lincoln Park Trails project. In partnership with the Lambda Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the City competed for and has been awarded two grants from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. $26,255 from the Open Space Recreation and Conservation Fund grant will be used along with a local match of $26,255 for new signage, benches and lighting in the park. A $250,000 grant from the Federal Recreational Trails Program with a required local match of $88,755 will be used to rehabilitate pedestrian walking trails at the park. The City’s match for the grants is coming from the current Capital Improvements Plan (CIP), Parks and Recreation Category.
- $511,000 for the purchase of 17 new vehicles. The money was appropriated from the Vehicle Services Fund and will allow for the purchase of 16 public safety vehicles and one public works vehicle.
- $515,000 for citywide drainage projects. These funds from the Stormwater Drainage Category of this year’s CIP will allow the departments of Engineering and Public Works to address small localized and/or emergency drainage projects that are not otherwise programmed in the CIP.
- $1,367,102 for Transportation Safety Improvement programs. These funds will support enhancement and/or installation projects throughout the City relating to pedestrian, bicycle and road safety, streetlights, neighborhood projects, traffic signals, and road projects. $1,149,057 was appropriated from the Streets and Bridges category of the current year’s CIP, while $218,045 is a grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation Urban Construction Initiative.
- $5,150,000 for the Annual Citywide Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation program. These funds, from the Sewer Rehabilitation category of this year’s CIP, will be used to improve aging sanitary sewer infrastructure including pipes and manholes, as well as pump station upgrades at various locations throughout the City.