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Lamont gets $2 million in improvement project

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Sep 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-17 17:23:02-04

The City of Lamont will be investing nearly $ 2 million for a sidewalk improvement project.

The Building Healthy Communities said the project is set to begin next year and should be finished by 2017.

Officials said the Lamont Pedestrian Improvement Project is nearly $2 million total and the County is using other sources to come up with the rest.

“Now the people of Lamont will have a safe place to walk, residents will have their space to walk without risking themselves to be hit by a car,” says Jose Mireles, a member of Lamont Parent Partners, who mobilized for safety and walkability in Lamont.

“After a year of working hard, the community of Lamont is reaching its goal--more sidewalks so that people can get out and walk.”

Officials added that most of the money will come from the state’s 2015 Active Transportation Program (ATP), which after final approval in October, will bring $1.43 million in much needed sidewalks, crosswalks, curbs and gutters to the east side of Highway 184 in Lamont.

To learn more about the project and Building Healthy Communities, click on the link.