Port Jervis Awarded Over $300,000 for Pedestrian Mall

Port Jervis Awarded Over $300,000 for Pedestrian Mall
The City of Port Jervis from Point Peter in Elks Brox Park on May 11, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Colin Fredericson

The City of Port Jervis was awarded $360,000 to construct a pedestrian mall that is compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The award is part of over $11 million in federal and state funding to make sidewalks and crosswalks in upstate New York ADA-compliant.

Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made the announcement Sept. 21 and said that the funding will come from the Federal Highway Administration and the State Department of Transportation. Other counties set to receive funding include Westchester, Rockland, Ulster, Dutchess, and Albany.

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Colin is a New York-based reporter. He covers Entertainment, U.S., and international news. Besides writing for online news outlets he has worked in online marketing and advertising, done voiceover work, and has a background in sound engineering and filmmaking. His foreign language skills include Spanish and Chinese.
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