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Rolesville gets $4.8M for streetscape work

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ROLESVILLE — Two grants, totaling $4.8 million, will help fund street revitalization and road improvements in downtown Rolesville.

The state money will fund 80% of the projects. The town will pitch in the remaining costs, about $1.2 million.

One project, to cost an estimated $2.3 million, will realign the intersection of Main Street and Burlington Mills Road. The town said the improvements may attract commercial investment in the area.

The second project will add crosswalks, curb, gutter, sidewalks and bike improvements on Main Street between Burlington Mills Road and Young Street. The $3.7 million streetscape is intended to give U.S. Highway 401 Business a main-street feel.

Construction could start in mid-2021.

Town officials had applied for state funding for the projects from the Locally Administered Projects Program. The oversight agency of the grant program, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, recently announced both grant requests would be fully funded.

The improvements are part of the town’s Main Street Vision Plan. The plan maps out areas that could be revitalized along Main Street after completion of the U.S. 401 Bypass diverted traffic away from the town.

For more information on the plan, visit www.rolesvillenc.gov/main-street-vision.

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