A $750,000 road and streetscape project, that began nearly three years ago with the redevelopment of the Village of Walloon Lake along M-75, was recently completed.
The project was completed in two phases.
The first phase, which resulted in a new asphalt road from the post office through Melrose Township Park, was completed just before the Fourth of July.
This phase of the project was paid for and managed by the Melrose Township Downtown Development Authority with a $385,000 loan.
The second phase of the project, which carried a $365,000 price tag, included new sidewalks, crosswalks, street lighting, brick pavers, and landscape enhancements, and was paid for by the Melrose Township DDA utilizing a $200,000 Federal TAP Grant.
On Monday Dec. 5, a celebration of the road and streetscape project’s completion was held.
Pictured is the ceremonial ribbon-cutting, which included over 30 attendees like the project’s lenders, builders, engineers, public officials, economic development representatives, and members of the public.