Saturday, May 11, 2019

  

Highland gets state money for sidewalks

Jacobson, left, and Mazetti

HIGHLAND – The Town of Lloyd has secured a $673,000 state grant for sidewalk improvements in the hamlet of Highland.

The grant, secured by Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson (D, Newburgh will cover costs for creating ADA compliant sidewalks for safe pedestrian travel across Elton Place, Main Street, Church Street, Vineyard Avenue, Milton Avenue and Commercial Avenue.

Jacobson said in addition to the sidewalk project making it safer for pedestrian travel, it will also beautify the town, encourage outdoor activity and help business.

“This is going to really help the town continue to improve the hamlet of Highland, to improve the sidewalks – have them ADA compliant,” said Jacobson. “There’ll fix the sidewalks so that children can come from school and go to the library without having to walk in the middle of the street. There’s also going to be signage to the Walkway, which of course goes from Poughkeepsie to the Town of Lloyd.”

Town of Lloyd officials expect to break ground on the project early in the spring of 2020. 

Lloyd Town Councilman Joseph Mazzetti said the town had been trying to get funding for this project for some time.

“We’ve been working on continuing the sidewalks under a Safe Schools grant we tried to get years ago and we were not successful,” said Mazzetti. “Then, we tried this grant and thank God, we were successful.”

 

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