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by Mark Cheffey
Mayor Rusty Adrian announced at Thursday’s city council meeting the addition of some outside funding to pay for two bridge projects.
The city of Palmyra was approved for a $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding through the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
The money will go towards a project to replace the two interconnecting bridges on West Main Cross Street and Bradley Street with two new bridges that will meet state and federal standards.
“It’s a great deal for our community,” Adrian said, noting the city will be providing some matching in-kind funding to bring the project total to $569,000.
Adrian said the community residents are owed expressions of appreciation for participating in an income survey back in 2018-2019, which opened the way for Palmyra to be eligible for CDB grants.
The next step will be to work with engineers to develop project specifications needed for the contractor bidding process.
Adrian said the project could be completed sometime next spring.
Palmyra’s grant award was part of more than $15.8 million awarded statewide.