Bainbridge receives new grant for Streetscape

Published 11:08 am Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The City of Bainbridge announced Wednesday that it has received $650,000 of federal Transportation Enhancement Funding from the Georgia Department of Transportation to help fund phase four of the downtown Streetscape project.

Phase four of the Streetscape project will include West Broughton and Water streets from the Square to Cheney Griffin Park and will add benches, lights, trash receptacles and new sidewalks to the area.

Bainbridge is one of 17 cities in south Georgia to receive funding for such projects. The other cities include Morgan, Cordele, Vienna, Unadilla, Blakely, Cairo, Oglethorpe, Byron, Fort Valley, Shellman, Americus, Andersonville, Butler, Thomasville, Sylvester and Pelham.

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The second phase of Bainbridge’s Streetscape, along parts of West, Broad and Water streets, was done in 2010. It used $650,000 in federal stimulus money.

The first phase of Streetscape, began and completed over about 11 months during 2003, used $500,000 of federal money and about $125,000 of the city’s money to improve the overall appearance of walkways on most of Broad Street north of Shotwell Street.