Street repairs, water and sewer line replacements, and public transportation are all projects on the docket to be completed with Federal stimulus money. City Engineer Lanny Rhew has been in charge of coordinating the City of Burlington’s stimulus efforts.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation received $18.2 million to complete the upcoming Mebane Street project, as well as $10 million to cover the outstanding costs of constructing the University Drive interchanges. For its part, the City of Burlington will receive $117,000, in addition to its annual allowance of $432,000, through the Community Development Block Grant that helps to fund projects through community improvement programs. Furthermore, the City will receive $1.4 million to create and improve public transportation. Currently, the City Council is considering the use of a Park and Ride service, and will be meeting with the Alamance County Commissioners to discuss the matter on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at 7:00 at the Kernodle Senior Center.
A full list of projects to be completed by the City under stimulus provisions and their anticipated costs can be requested from the City Mangager’s office.