Two area projects recently were selected for federal stimulus funding for road and bridge improvements throughout the state.
Officials of the City of Marion and the City of Hillsboro each applied for and received funding for separate projects within their respective cities.
The City of Marion’s project is for mill and overlay on Cedar Street from Kellison Street to U.S.-56. The project is estimated at $210,000 with the federal government providing $168,000. The project is jointly with Marion County since that portion of North Cedar Street is both in the city limits and in the county. The city and county will provide $20,000 matching funds.
The project in Hillsboro is pavement replacement on Ash Street from Third Street to Grand Avenue. Project estimates are $493,900 with the city receiving $412,900.
The state received 64 projects from District Two, in which Marion County is located, for a total of nearly $54 million. Of those, the top 12 projects were selected, including the ones in Hillsboro and Marion.