Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore praised his administration’s commitment to fiscal responsibility as he announced that the City’s 10th Street Revitalization Project completed nearly $1.5 million under budget.

“We’ve invested in improving the City’s major commercial corridor while spending less than what we expected,” said Moore. “This is an example of fiscal responsibility that further demonstrates the City’s strong financial position as one of the strongest in Indiana.”

The nearly $14 million project included the widening of 10th Street with turning lanes, curbs, sidewalks, street lights, upgraded signals and bio-swales.  The City took advantage of more than $7 million in from state and federal funding for the project.

“Prior administrations have fell short in stepping up to commit resources to improve the busiest street in the City,” said Moore. “We did it while spending less than what was expected. It’s an example of how we’re making government more efficient while spending less. It’s a smart investment that will pay-off us for years to come.”

Moore predicted that the project, which is part of more than $54 million in road improvements in the past seven years, will bring more development along the vital commercial corridor that connects the city’s downtown to the East End.

“For far too long we’ve watched my predecessors too afraid to step up and tackle this big of a project,” said Moore. “Not only did we get it done, but we did it under budget.”

Moore noted that this commitment to fiscal restraint is one reason Jeffersonville has been ranked as having the best financial health in Indiana.

“As a former small business owner, I know that government must live within its means,” said Moore. “We’re getting things done while spending less.”

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