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Benson sidewalk Aug 2015

Better Connectivity for Garner 

Voters authorized the Town to issue Street and Sidewalk Improvement Bonds totaling up to $14.566 million. The bonds are to be used for these general purposes:

  • Constructing, widening and improving streets
  • Constructing, restructuring and installing sidewalks, landscaping and streetscaping, lighting, bridges, bicycle lanes, curbs and gutters, culverts, drains and other drainage improvements and traffic controls
  • Acquisition of any related land, rights of way and equipment 

As of summer 2016, these bonds have been used to pay for sidewalks along Claymore and Buckingham Drives, Benson Road and Main Street and Timber Drive. They have also funded road improvements on U.S. 70 eastbound around Jessup Drive headed toward Timber Drive, as well as street-lighting projects in the Woodland North area, Van Story Hills and Malibu Valley.

Future projects to be funded by these bonds include sidewalks along Buffaloe Road and Thompson Road, improvements to Montague Street and right-of-way acquisition for Montague Street, Purvis Street and New Rand Road improvements.