The City of Beavercreek has been awarded more than $8.4 million in Federal grants through the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) to fund the reconstruction, repaving, and improvement of several major roadways throughout the city. This funding will help to modernize and enhance the city's transportation infrastructure, improving the safety and accessibility of local roads for both drivers and pedestrians.
“This is a significant investment in the future of the City of Beavercreek,” said Pete Landrum, city manager. “By improving the city’s infrastructure these projects will help to support economic growth and enhance the quality of life for our residents. We want to commend MVRPC for its commitment to the region's future and the city’s engineering division for its proactive efforts to secure this funding for these vital projects.”
The seven projects that will benefit from the grants include the widening portions of Beaver Valley Road, Indian Ripple Road, Kemp Road, and Shakertown Road, as well as the resurfacing of North Fairfield Road and Pentagon Boulevard. A street light project along State Route 835 will also receive funding to replace existing high-pressure sodium lighting fixtures with upgraded LED fixtures.
“These projects will help to transform the transportation landscape of Beavercreek, making it safer and more accessible for residents and visitors,” said Jeff Moorman, public services director and city engineer. “The addition of new sidewalks, paths, and storm sewers will further improve the overall infrastructure of the city.”
The city will provide additional funds to match the grants, a requirement the city is able to meet thanks to the passage of a streets levy last fall.
“With additional street funding, the city is able to utilize levy dollars to apply for more grants, further maximizing taxpayer’s dollars,” said Landrum. “The city heavily relies on grants for major projects and because of our engineer’s aggressive efforts to secure grant funding, the City of Beavercreek has been awarded more than $116 million in grants since 1997.”
The projects will be carried out over the next several years, with the city's engineering division overseeing the work. For further information about the projects and their progress, contact Beavercreek's Engineering Division by calling (937) 427-5513 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.