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City approved for $738k grant

 

LUFKIN – The City of Groveton was approved Thursday for a $738,579 grant that will be used to upgrade city sidewalks to ADA compliance. The award was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission and provided by the Federal Highway Administration. The funds are a part of the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TASA). The funds are designated to construct sidewalks with ADA compliant ramps on Main By Jean Rasbeary GROVETON – The 2017 Groveton Homecoming was beautiful, exciting, sparkling; very breezy and very cold. It's hard to go straight from summer heat to winter cold but we made it through! After all the formalities were finished: the moment of silence, the school songs, the National Anthem to honor our great country and the beautiful fireworks, West Sabine kicked off to Groveton and the Indians started play on their own 35 yard line. Quarterback Haden Terry passed to Saul Chavez for seven yards. There was an incomplete pass and then running back Jac Hannah Dial, daughter of Sammy and Sharon Thompson Dial, was crowned Homecoming Queen 2017 by last years Queen Lillian Jackson. Her escort was Ethan Cathey. She received a gift and a Homecoming Sash from Groveton Ex-Students Association President Jo Ann Beken. Photo by Martha Mericle Street, Front Street and Devine Street. The project will begin at the Trinity County annex offices and allow pedestrian access to City Hall, Trinity County Appraisal District and other downtown businesses. The construction will include the removal of existing sidewalks, construction of ADA compliant sidewalks, ramps, handrails, new signage, concrete curb and gutter replacements and street lighting. TASA grants encompass a variety of alternative transportation projects that improve mobility for non-motorized users and mitigate congestion by providing transportation options. TxDOT administers these funds for small urban areas with a population of 5,001 to 200,000 and nonurban areas with a population of 5,000 or less. For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

 

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