Mayor Frank Guinta on the impending funds for the Granite Street Project

MANCHESTER (November 19, 2007) – “Last week, Sen. Judd Gregg announced that a joint House/Senate committee of conference approved a measure containing $1.7 million for the Granite Street Widening Project. I am thrilled that Sen. Gregg was able to secure the funds for this project and, pending President Bush’s signature, these funds will be a reality for Manchester and New Hampshire.

“This project will make Granite Street an inviting and attractive gateway into the state’s largest city. With the economic development that this city has seen in the past 15 years – from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, the Verizon Wireless Arena, Stadium – coupled with the increase in high-tech, high-paying jobs to come to the region, this project is an important part to Manchester’s future.

“Sen. Gregg understands this and, and such, has been a strong advocate of the funding. By doing this, he is saving New Hampshire taxpayers money, which can be used for other necessary infrastructure projects. I want to thank him for his persistence and dedication to the economic well-being and quality-of-life issues of Manchester and New Hampshire.”