Funds for sewer system
VIENNA -- U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. of Poland, D-17th, announced that $485,000 from the Veterans Affairs/Housing and Urban Development bill will fund preliminary work for the Belmont Avenue sanitary sewer system.
The project is the top priority of Grow Mahoning Valley, the infrastructure committee of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber.
The system will cost $9.3 million and run just north of Tibbetts-Wick Road to King-Graves Road, Chamber officials said. Along the system, an interceptor would eliminate seven existing private packaging plants and carry sewage to a facility better equipped for treatment.
Herman Maass, chairman of Grow Mahoning Valley, said this is the 14th Grow Mahoning Valley project funded in the past four years and the ninth in Trumbull County.
Grow Mahoning Valley is a partnership of public, private and labor groups to promote economic development through infrastructure projects in the Mahoning Valley. It has gained $60 million in investments for the community in the past four years.