Troy working on grant

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 3, 2003

A grant for an industrial access road is under development by the City of Troy.

If approved, the grant would provide partial funding for the city to extend a street that accesses the National Warehouse facility on Railroad Avenue, off North Three Notch Street.

"Many times, the train blocks the only access road to the company and this new road would provide access through the back side of the property," said City Clerk Alton Starling.

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Starling said that when the train was blocking the access road, not only did the company not have ingress and egress, but emergency services and residents who live nearby could not leave.

The proposed project would extend an unnamed street on the northeastern portion of the property so that it would connect with Gibbs Street.

"The mayor has also asked to include sidewalks along the street so that the school children could have a safe place to walk," Starling said.

Troy Elementary School is located near National Warehouse and school children regularly use the unnamed street to walk to and from school, Starling said.

The sidewalks would not be part of the grant application, but an improvement the city would add at its own expense.

Under the proposed project, about 100 yards of new street would be added.

The grant application must be finalized, and then presented for city council approval before it is submitted to the state.

If approved the state would fund 50 percent of the project cost, leaving the city to share the remaining cost, Starling said.