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Stimulus Funds To Renovate Pennsylvania Avenue

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One of the District's most famous roads is getting a facelift: Pennsylvania Avenue. Some call it America's Main Street for the famous residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and for its role in parades, processions, and protests.

For years, District leaders, such as Mayor Adrian Fenty, have wanted to renovate the 7-mile stretch of road and revitalize some of its surrounding neighborhoods. Fenty says an $18 million grant in federal stimulus money coupled with about $12 million in taxpayer funds -- have made it possible to finally begin work on the avenue. The project covers about two miles of Pennsylvania Avenue. Construction could begin as early as this month.

Patrick Madden reports...

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