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AARP grant to repaint Carlsbad crosswalks with thermoplastic materials

AARP grant to repaint Carlsbad crosswalks with thermoplastic materials

Crosswalks in Downtown Carlsbad will be “repainted with thermoplastic materials that can withstand the New Mexico sun and improve safety,” thanks in part to an AARP Community Challenge grant.

Carlsbad Main Street’s crosswalk proposal was among 260 “quick-action” projects across the nation to receive a share of $3.4 million in AARP grants. The AARP says the grant program aims to help communities “make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages.”

Grant-awarded projects must be completed by Nov. 30 this year.

“Through this grant, we will improve pedestrian crossings for the purpose of creating a safer and easier environment to access our Downtown,” stated Carlsbad Main Street.

Nancy LeaMond, AARP executive vice president and chief advocacy & engagement officer, added, “Helping adults thrive as they age has never been more important, and AARP is dedicated to working with communities to improve residents’ quality of life through tangible changes.”