TRENTON, N.C., May 26, 2022 – USDA Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight participated in a ceremony celebrating the completion of the roads being resurfaced in Trenton today.
Rural Development invested a $276 thousand community facilities disaster grant to resurface various streets for the town of Trenton.
Many of the town's streets were damaged by flooding during Hurricane Florence in 2018.
Improvements consisted of removing and patching street base failures, followed by resurfacing.
Funds were used to repair and patch two thousand square yards of asphalt, resurface 10 thousand square yards of asphalt, and install 160 liner feet of new drain piping and ditches.
“Rural Development is committed to the repair of Trenton following the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence,” said Speight. “This celebration is a measurable step in the restoration of this part of Jones County, but the work is not done and Biden Harris Administration and Rural Development are working in other towns like Trenton to help them rebuild and be better prepared for the next natural disaster.”
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