Intermodal group optimistic about infrastructure grant

Also to host informational meeting regarding community foundation

WALNUT RIDGEThe Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority met Thursday at the Lawrence County Meeting Room in Walnut Ridge where the Board discussed block grant opportunities to help infrastructure needs in Corning as well as the possibility of establishing a community foundation in the area.

Intermodal Executive Director Graycen Bigger provided an update to the Star Herald on Tuesday regarding the block grant and said they’re moving forward with the application process, which would address some of the major infrastructure needs in the City of Corning, particularly drainage issues. Bigger said they have a public forum scheduled for Monday night, March 11, at 5:00 p.m. at Corning City Hall before their regular monthly city council meeting convenes.

Bigger said Tuesday they are waiting on final engineering reports to know what the cost of the project will be but that the grant allows up to $200,000. However, she said she anticipates they will be very close to receiving the full amount.

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