VIDEO: Spindale and Rutherfordton, NC received a joint $20 million RAISE grant in 2022

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By Michael McElroy

December 6, 2023

Spindale and Rutherfordton, sister towns in rural Western North Carolina, received a joint $20 million RAISE grant in 2022 to transform the congested, crumbling, dangerous thoroughfare between them into a pedestrian friendly “complete street.” The grant, part of the Biden Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help make it easier for pedestrians to cross busy streets, add benches and flowers, connect two major greenway biking paths, ease traffic patterns, improve emergency response time, build electric vehicle infrastructure, revitalize the sidewalks and public transit spaces, and draw more visitors to local businesses. In short, it’s a big deal.

@cardinalandpine Spindale and Rutherfordton, North Carolina, sister towns in rural Western North Carolina, received a joint $20 million RAISE grant in 2022 to transform the congested, crumbling, dangerous thoroughfare between them into a pedestrian friendly “complete street.” The grant, part of the Biden Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help make it easier for pedestrians to cross busy streets, add benches and flowers, connect two major greenway biking paths, ease traffic patterns, improve emergency response time, build electric vehicle infrastructure, revitalize the sidewalks and public transit spaces, and draw more visitors to local businesses. In short, it’s a big deal. #potus #infrastructure #bipartisaninfrastructurebill #joebiden #ncpolitics #smalltownnc #nc #northcarolina #ruraltown ♬ original sound – Cardinal & Pine

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  • Michael McElroy

    Michael McElroy is Cardinal & Pine's political correspondent. He is an adjunct instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill's Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and a former editor at The New York Times.

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