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During his state of the town address Monday night, Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens proclaimed that 2011 will be the town’s “year of infrastructure.”

As an example of this, Stevens listed the town’s Nash Street sidewalk project, which is expected to be completed this summer.

The three-mile sidewalk will serve as a north-south link in the Hillsborough community and will connect neighborhoods, businesses, schools and eventually Gold Park and Riverwalk.

Riverwalk was another project Stevens said would define the year for the town.

The one-and-a-half-mile greenway trail, which runs along the Eno River as an east-west link in the community, will extend to the Occoneechee Speedway Trail when it is completed.

The town is also working on infrastructure projects like designing and building a new wastewater treatment plant.

Stevens said the Utilities Department is looking at how to break the project down to help with funding and to stage the work to meet higher standards down the road.

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