BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI)- Last year the city of Brazil received thousands of dollars in grants, now the city is ready to put that money to use.
Tennessee Street in Brazil looks like a mess, but in a few more weeks this road will get some new pavement thanks to a grant from the state. David Krampe who lives on the street says it’s long overdue.
"There won’t be no more detours or bumps. Like what we'd classify as a normal road without watching for pot holes and all sorts of other things that you shouldn't normally have in the road," said Krampe.
The road repaving project is just the tip of the iceberg. City Mayor Brian Wyndham says the city will also continue replacing sidewalks along Jackson Street.
Work will also begin to improve facades on Main Street. That’s thanks to a grant from the state late last year to help local businesses do so.
Wyndham says all the projects will be possible because of community support and their efforts to improve the city.
"The communities got to have that drive and a lot of it is community driven and that's happening. So the people in this community are really taking a progressive approach to things but we're seeing results from it," said Mayor Wyndham.
All of the work will take time and effort but everything is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Residents like Krampe say it'll be worth it in the end.
"I think in the long run it will be very beneficial to the people but everyone just has to have patience with it," said Krampe.
Wyndham says after this year the city would like to focus on improving the parks of Brazil and also expand utilities to help draw in more industry.
Currently, there is no set starting date for the road paving projects.
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