The City of Batavia could reconstruct both Cedar Street and Summit Street at no direct cost to local taxpayers, the City Council was told tonight.
By combining annual federal infrastructure funds the city already gets with an 80-percent funding grant, the city could complete $5.7 million projects by 2012 and not a dime would come from city coffers.
The 80-percent grant is Federal money that is administered by the state.
The city must apply for the grant.
Reconstruction would rebuild the streets rather than just repave them, which was recently done to Oak Street.
Summit will cost an estimated $2.2 million and Cedar, $3.5 million.
The city plans to move ahead with design work that will put it in a position to receive the grants, using funding already available from the feds.