The City of Hoquiam received $469,000 in grants from the state Transportation Improvement Board to improve streets and sidewalks as part of the Hometown Hoquiam project.
The grant money will be used to repave cracked pavement on N Street between Emerson Avenue and 5th Street. The city will install new ramps on the N Street intersections to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The city is already working on one sidewalk improvement project on K Street, using a $1 million grant from the Transportation Improvement Board.
“I am very proud of the accomplishments of our staff to develop successful grant applications that are beneficial to our community,” said Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney in a press release. “Street and sidewalk improvements were a high priority in our several Hometown Hoquiam meetings a number of years ago. Over the past few years we have made substantial progress in addressing not only sidewalks and streets but also abatement of dangerous buildings, cleaning up neighborhoods, community policing, beautification and updating aging infrastructure.”