BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) More than a year ago we took you to the streets of Brazil, Indiana. Back then the potholes and poor conditions had drivers on edge. Now the city has plans to give their streets a facelift.
It’s said the road to success is always under construction. If that’s the case, Brazil, Indiana’s road construction means good things are on the way.
“We wanna continue this type of progress going on in our city, it’ll perpetuate itself as time goes on,” Brazil Mayor Bryan Wyndham said.
You’ve heard all about the U.S. 40 road project down town. That’s well underway, but the citizens of Brazil have dealt with a far larger road problem for years.
Last year when we spoke with the mayor about the street problems, he had a plan. It looks like this year they’ll begin tackling the street troubles.
“Basically 26 different streets or parts of streets that we’ll be repaving starting here in less than a month,” Wyndham said.
The project comes in to the tune of around $1.7 million. Its financed through a bond sale. How much will it cost taxpayers?
For homeowners it’ll be a little over $50 a year.
“Citizens here in brazil are willing to make an investment in their community. You lead the way by doing that. You can’t expect to come and do investments in your community if you’re not willing to do them yourself. “