Macomb hopes feds will pay for road project
Macomb will seek federal funding to pay for long-delayed improvements to Candy Lane from Jackson Street to Grant Street.
“We have been after this one way or another for many, many years,” said fourth ward city council member Dave Dorsett.
“It is an area that does need upgrading. I hope we have some luck this time.”
The plan is to widen the street to include a center turn lane from Washington Street to Grant Street. In addition, a multi-use path would be added on the east side of the road, curbs and gutters would be installed, and water mains would be replaced.
The city applied for federal funding last year but did not get it. However, Mayor Mike Inman said he and other city representatives met last fall with federal officials in Washington D.C. and were urged to try again.
“There was an effort to submit, submit, submit. (There’s) a historical amount of funding for infrastructure improvements,” Inman said.
“If we don’t apply, we can’t get it.”
The city council this week agreed to spend no more than $14,000 dollars to update its application and submit it.
The city spent $26,000 on the application last year. At that time, the estimated cost of the project was $7.6 million.
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