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$275,000 will help revitalize sidewalks

The city of Thomson has been awarded $275,000 for downtown walkway revitalization.

The Thomson funds are part of $4 million announced last week by state Transportation Board member Don Grantham for projects in the 10th Congressional District.

City Administrator Don Powers said the money will be used for brick restoration on Journal Street between Main and Greenway streets and to begin sidewalk, parking and infrastructure improvements in the Journal Street-Trade Street area.

"The original grant application was for $570,000, and our project got scaled back in the funding phase," Powers said.

"This region's new DOT Board member, Don Grantham, met with us on several occasions concerning this application and the work that we have done to improve downtown. He was very supportive of all the previous work and this application."

Web posted on Thursday, June 02, 2011

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