Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) applauded the announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide $5 million in TIGER VIII grant funds to Goldsboro, North Carolina. The funding will be used to complete Goldsboro’s ongoing Main Street Revitalization Project and the Goldsboro Gateway Transit Center.
“I congratulate the City of Goldsboro on its vision for the future of transportation in eastern North Carolina and for attaining this much-needed grant,” said Butterfield. “I thank the DOT for its continued investment in a deserving project. This grant will help better connect the region and complete the infrastructure improvements that have led to 32 new businesses in the downtown area since the project began in 2013. The partnership between Goldsboro and DOT will help position the region to continue to thrive economically and improve the quality of life for residents.”
The City of Goldsboro will use this funding to complete six blocks of South Center Street in Goldsboro, improve the pedestrian plaza, implement a Wayfinding Signage System Plan, and construct a concourse for the Goldsboro Gateway Transit Center. This award builds on a $10 million DOT grant from 2013 which was used to complete portions of the Center Street Streetscape Project and the Goldsboro Gateway Transit Center that have led to an 88 percent increase in new jobs and a 28 percent increase in new businesses.