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.