08.05.08

Burr Announces $1.4 Million Grant Awarded to Huntersville

Money will be used for bridge construction

U.S. Senator Richard Burr today announced that the Town of Huntersville and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) are the recipients of a $1.4 million federal grant awarded by the Economic Development Administration. The funds will be used to help fund the construction of a bridge overpass into the North Mecklenburg Industrial Park.

"By receiving this grant, the Town of Huntersville will have tremendous help in constructing a bridge overpass to benefit its residents. This is a highly competitive grant, and the Town of Huntersville should feel proud of the work they've done to secure these funds," Burr said.

The construction of this bridge overpass will allow expansion of the North Mecklenburg Industrial Park and will increase jobs for the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson. The Economic Development Administration estimates that this project will create 179 jobs and will leverage $30 million in private investment.