Gainesville Receives Federal Stimulus Dollars
Millions in federal stimulus dollars are being spent right here in North Central Florida.
Gainesville officials got $2.3 million of stimulus money approved to fix local roads and sidewalks.
Assistant Public Works Director Don Hambidge said it took this stimulus money to get these kinds of projects going.
"It was one of those right place, right time kinda things that just happened because the people were pushing and spent at least three years in doing so,” Hambidge said.
Two other projects include $300,000 on the downtown rail trail and $1 million on Northeast 8th Avenue, which the city is already making more accessible for people with disabilities.
City officials said they hope to start the projects in late July or early August.
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