Belmont County receives grant funding for road repairs


Good news for residents of Belmont County. 

Several roads sidewalks are going to be getting much needed repairs. 

The Board of Commission announced at its regular meeting on Wednesday that the county has been awarded $311,500 in Community Development Block Grants and revolving loan funds. 

That will fund projects in Bellaire, Bridgeport, Pease Township, Powhatan Point and Pultney Township. 

 “It’s great news,” said Board of Commission President J.P. Dutton. “We’ve been talking a lot about infrastructure obviously in Belmont County and we’ll continue to do so. This is another example of the needs that are out there and we’re happy to meet at least some of those needs in the municipalities and townships.”

The county had initially been awarded $224,000 in CDBG grants, but also had access to an additional $87,500 in CDBG revolving loan funds, which allowed it to add additional projects. 

“We apply for grants every year as well as most other townships and village municipalities, ,but we were blessed. This is a big win for the township,” said Pease Township Trustee Mike Bianconi. 

With these grant funds, the Village of Bellaire will replace deteriorated sidewalk and curbs around Union Park. 

The Village of Bridgeport will resurface a portion of Howard Street from Hall Street to the Stop 10 Bridge. 

In Pease Township, parts of Farr Road and Maple Heights Road will be resurfaced. 

The Village of Powhatan will resurface nine streets including Chestnut, Hickory, Beech, Birch, Pine, Elm, Ash, Walnut and Cherry Streets. 

Finally, Pultney Township wil resurface Rock Hollow Road. 

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