The city of Mt. Vernon received two grants from the Indiana Department of Transportation on Friday.
Mayor John Tucker says of the $3.1-million dollars awarded, more than $2-million will be used to revitalize Main St.
There are plans for a trail, a small park, and new lighting system.
The remaining money will be used to build a new road near the port.
The road will connect to State St. making it safer for both semi trucks and local residents.
Tucker says the grant will help to improve the overall quality of life in Mt. Vernon.
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