GRANVILLE -- A sidewalk project more than a year overdue is finally getting done, according to Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks.

“It’s going to finally get going,” Hicks said of the 3,200-foot sidewalk project that will run from the Rite-Aid store northward up Quaker Street to the crosswalk between the elementary and junior-senior high schools. The work will complete sidewalks from Main Street, down Church Street, around to Quaker and back to Main, something the town and village have been seeking to do for years,

“We’re going to get started right now, work until the snow flies, then finish in the spring,” Hicks said, noting the town had finally last week received clearance from the state for the project. “It basically makes the loop all the way through town. I feel this is a big deal for us. It’s a good case of people working together to make something happen.”

The project to complete the five-foot side sidewalk was held up because of damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

The $150,000 cost of the project will be divided equally among the state, the town and the village. Some of the work for the town and village will be in-kind services provided by the two departments of public works.

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