Town of Grant working toward new projects to benefit residents

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GRANT, Ala. (WHNT) — Grant town leaders are working on some projects to benefit those who call it home.

One project Grant Mayor Larry Walker says they’re working toward is connecting the town with sidewalks. “We’re going to apply for a TAP grant through the Alabama Department of Transportation that’s up to $400,000. Our plan is to build sidewalks from Campbell Road to Lemley Road,” Mayor Walker says.

He says that will essentially complete sidewalks all through main portions of town.

The new sidewalks will be on the east side of the main thoroughfare. “The other ones are on the west side,” Mayor Walker says, “We’ll have a crossover at Foodland so that they’ll tie together.”

Town leaders say that will allow residents to walk safely to the school, the stores, and to the park.

“It’s something that just adds some infrastructure to kind of tie the town together a little bit,” Mayor Walker said.

The town is in the preliminary stages of the grant process and doesn’t have a cost estimate just yet.

“We’re also in the process of renovating the former Tucker Clinic building,” Walker says.

The town owns that building and the goal is to turn it into something unique to the community.

“Our plans are to renovate that building and to put some exercise equipment in there and also have a community room,” Walker said.

It would be available for the community to use.

The goal is to have both of those projects going by spring.

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