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Main Street Roanoke Rapids

Resurfacing of Roanoke Avenue will also pave the way for several streetscape projects Main Street Roanoke Rapids has sought to implement in which the focus will be to enhance public safety.

To aid in making those improvements a reality, city council appropriated $50,000 Tuesday night which will serve as matching funds to state Department of Transportation funds.

Main Street Development Director Christina Caudle said this morning DOT offered to give the city an additional $50,000 if council provided the match.

As it stands now, the $100,000 will cover the top five projects Main Street wants to see implemented during the resurfacing project. While the work is slated to be completed by fall of 2019, a start date has not yet been announced by DOT.

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Roanoke Rapids is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Main Street Roanoke Rapids is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Main Street Roanoke Rapids is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.