Boonville plans to pave more streets downtown thanks to grant money

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BOONVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The City of Boonville plans to put recently acquired state roads money to good use.

Eyewitness News was there on Thursday when Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb gave out $99 million in grants to local communities.

Boonville Mayor Charlie Wyatt accepted one of those big checks, worth $561,000.

The city plans to pave more streets downtown.

“The number one issue is streets, streets, streets and streets. We hear that when we walk the neighborhoods, going door-to-door, that’s the cry that everybody wants. Everybody like something nice and smooth to ride on.”

This is all part of the ‘next level roads: Community crossings initiative’ — where communities have to match the state grant.

Evansville’s grant is worth more than $750,000.

The Courier and Press says the city will pave parts of Broadway Avenue, Bellemeade Avenue and Alvord Avenue.

Vanderburgh County will use its $400,000 to pick up the city’s Broadway project at the county line, and pave parts of St. George Road.

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(This story was originally published on October 11, 2019)

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