Mayor Mike Moore today announced that the City of Jeffersonville was awarded a grant from the State of Indiana that will help fund the city’s “Paving Our Neighborhoods” initiative that will begin later this month.

“With the help of the state, we now have the funding in place to embark on the largest financial commitment to paving city streets ever made in a single year,” said Moore. “It’s part of our on-going investment in the city’s infrastructure so our roads and streets are ready for growth and development.”

Moore unveiled the “Paving Our Neighborhoods” initiative in his State of City Address last February. The city will receive $768,400 from the state’s Community Crossings grant program.  The city will spend nearly $1.3 million of its own money for a total investment of $2 million in paving in this year alone.

“We’re grateful to the state for helping us make this happen,” said Moore. “This award makes it possible for us do more than double the amount of paving in a single year. That’s something that’s never been done before.”

Moore added that this year’s paving will shift its focus from major thoroughfares from recent years to more on improving streets in neighborhoods and subdivisions.

“Jeff is growing. In the last several years, the miles of streets and roads in our city has grown nearly 60 percent.  We now have nearly 350 miles of streets and roads.  Many of those are traveled each day by residents in their own neighborhood.  It’s time we spend dollars there,” said Moore.

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