Construction Project Will Create Jobs, Improve Safety for Community’s Children
Washington, D.C. – December 3, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released the funding he secured for South Haven to build more sidewalks. The construction project, which will expand on the sidewalks completed earlier this year, will create jobs immediately while addressing a critical safety concern for the community’s children.
“The South Haven sidewalks project will not only create badly-needed jobs right now, but also allow children in the community to safely walk to school and afterschool activities for years to come,” said Visclosky. “I am proud to support this continued effort to make South Haven a better, safer place to raise a family.”
South Haven now has access to a $237,500 grant that Visclosky secured in the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act for the continued construction of sidewalks near schools, parks, and other youth-oriented facilities. The need for sidewalks was identified by the South Haven Community Safety Task Force as a way to improve safety for the community’s children in the wake of serious accidents. In August, Visclosky and local leaders celebrated the completion of the community’s first sidewalks, which run along Long Run Road and Juniper Street, connecting schools with the local Boys and Girls Club. Those sidewalks were built with $294,000 Visclosky secured in fiscal year 2008.
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