Grundy Pedestrian Access Bridge to be Dedicated

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Oct. 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. to commemorate the completion of the Grundy, Va., Pedestrian Access Bridge. The work is part of the Grundy Section 202 Flood Damage Reduction project. The bridge will provide pedestrians access to the Grundy redevelopment site from downtown.

            Local, state, and federal officials are planning to attend, including Congressman Rick Boucher, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Commander Col. Robert Peterson, James Keen with the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board, Grundy Mayor Roger Powers, and Grundy Town Manager Wade McGeorge.

            The Grundy Flood Damage Reduction project was authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-303), which directed the Corps to proceed with measures to help reduce the risk of flooding for the town of Grundy, Va. The scope of the project includes a voluntary floodproofing and floodplain evacuation program, a ringwall/levee protecting a portion of the Grundy central Business District, a 13-acre community redevelopment site, and relocation of public facilities including the town hall, fire station, and teen center.  The project is a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the town of Grundy, and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

            For more information contact Ken Woodard at 304-399-5322 or the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.

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