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City receives $800K for Alco sidewalk improvements

Brewton’s Alco community will soon see dramatic sidewalk and streetscape upgrades thanks to an $800,000 grant announced Wednesday by Mayor Yank Lovelace.
“It is a wonderful thing to see the city’s progress,” Lovelace said “Every single day people are working hard in our community to find ways to fund the improvements we need, and this is just another example of how every neighborhood has seen projects implemented. I give much thanks to the Alabama Department of Transportation and to Rep. Alan Baker for always working on our behalf.”
In a letter from state officials, Brewton received notice that the city will get a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant awarded to improve sidewalks and streetscapes. The grant includes $640,000 in federal grant funding and $160,000 in city matching funds for a total of $800,000.
The work includes sidewalk improvements and streetscaping on Alco Drive, College Drive, Fleming Lane, Blacksher Lane, Scott Street, Edwards Street, Dawson Street, Stallworth Street and West Shore Drive. The money comes from the Transportation Alternatives Program administered by the Alabama Department of Transportation.