St. Albans has received a $245,000 state grant to continue its streetscape project, Mayor Dick Callaway announced at a city council meeting Monday.
This will be the fourth grant the city has received for the project. City engineers are currently working on designs for the project with previously acquired grant money. Once that work is completed, this grant will "kick in," Callaway said.
He said the grant is for the "continuation of three very successful renovation projects" in the historic downtown area.
The streetscape project will allow the city to install new lights around the loop, and the city will continue to upgrade the area of Old Main Street between Second and Third avenues.
Upgrades will continue up Second Street at the intersection of Old Main Street, adding new sidewalks, continuing down Kanawha Terrace to Park Street. From there, the new sidewalk will continue back down Sixth Avenue, making a complete circle.
This most recent grant will allow the city to pick up where it left off on Kanawha Terrace, building new sidewalks through the rest of Kanawha Terrace out to city limits.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $360,250.
Callaway said the city has already applied for a fifth grant to help fund the project.
Council members will also make nominations at the next council meeting to replace former Ward 2 councilman JD Adkins.
Adkins resigned last year after he moved out of Ward 2, and the seat has remained vacant since. City Council will nominate three candidates to be voted on by council at a later date.
The Ward 2 City Council seat will be up for election again in June 2013