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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 12:26 a.m.
 

Kittanning Borough is adding two more streets to its to-do list.

Council members approved adding new stretches of North Mc-Kean and North Jefferson streets to its paving plans.

Money originally slated for Jacob Street — part of a $700,000 state loan covering some of the revitalization work — will go toward the newly selected sections instead.

The North McKean work will extend from Vine Street to Union Avenue. On North Jefferson, it will start at Arch Street and end at Vine.

The work will include paving the roads and building handicapped-accessible ramps.

The change is possible because a state transportation grant to cover work on Jacob Street has been “ranked very high” as it moves through the selection process, said Jennifer Bellas, director of Armstrong County's Community Development office.

There are no guarantees on that grant yet. If it makes the cut, the award will be made by September, Bellas said.

Diverting money to additional work on North McKean and North Jefferson is “a chance that needs to be taken,” said Council President Randy Cloak.

“Hopefully, we'll see funding. Doing that is enabling us to do more paving,” he said.

The grant award that would cover the Jacob Street repairs could exceed $100,000, he said.

Despite the change in plans, Jacob Street will be on the radar, even if the grant is not awarded. Were that to happen, Kittanning would continue to look for money to cover its repairs, Cloak said.

“It's still an important street,” he said.

As a bonus, the grant would free up some money from the $700,000 loan. That could then be used as a required match for the Jacob Street grant, Cloak said.

Julie E. Martin is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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