Another CDBG funds street projects

HARLINGEN — A federal grant will fund the paving of three streets in a low-income area of the city.

Last week, city commissioners awarded the $338,744 contract to Pederson Construction, the low bidder from McAllen.

The U.S. Department of Housing’s Community Development Block Grant program will fund the project to pave parts of Velvet Oaks Avenue, Vinson Avenue and Shirley Street.

The contractor will pave 3,902 linear feet from Velvet Oaks from Business 77 to Shirley; Vinson from Business 77 to its end; and Shirley from Vinson to Business 77, Tammy Jackson, the city’s Community Development director, said yesterday.

“Those roads are prioritized,” City Manager Dan Serna said.

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