Port Jervis Awarded $100,000 for Downtown Improvements

October 7, 2016 Updated: October 7, 2016    

The City of Port Jervis was awarded $100,000 to revitalize the downtown area. Most of the money will go toward making downtown easier for people with disabilities to navigate.

According to a press release, the project is called Front Street Revitalization. Downtown sidewalks and parking areas will be made fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Trees and plants that would hinder access to ADA compliant sidewalks will be cleared away. Solar-powered electronic crossing devices will be installed at crosswalks. New crosswalks designed to be more perceivable by the blind and visually impaired will also be installed.

Funding for the improvements was secured through the State Municipal Grant Program.

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