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Plantation Road project moving forward with help of federal dollars

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Today, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will accept more than $500,000 from the federal government to help pay for a major project on Plantation Road.

It will focus on adding sidewalks, crosswalks and bike paths.

It's a project being pushed by hotels and other businesses in the area.

While it's only a small portion of the money needed, Roanoke Co. Principal Planner Megan Cronise said it's an important piece of the puzzle.

"We started back in 2009 when budget times were pretty bad. We started with $0 and now it's nice to have $3.8 million toward a project," she said. "We knew we would have to continue to fundraise. But the community is behind it and the businesses are behind it."

The county will eventually need around $6 million to complete the project.

Cronise hopes work can begin in early 2016.
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