Supported Projects by Encouraging Funding from DOT
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today announced that Iowa will receive $2,123,916 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration for highway related projects. Braley wrote numerous letters of support for Iowa highway improvement projects to the DOT.
“These improvements will enhance infrastructure and promote travel across Iowa. They’re important not only for transportation, but for creating jobs and improving the economy,” said Braley. “I am proud to support improvements in safety and better roads for Iowans and tourists to enjoy.”
Details of the funding are listed below:
2012 TCSP Improving Access, Enhancing Lives, Dubuque, Iowa - $600,000
Funding will be used to convert three key streets – 9th Street, 11th Street and Elm Street into complete streets. This would promote alternative modes of transportation like walking and biking, reducing vehicle miles travelled and air pollution. http://go.usa.gov/G8k
2012 NSBP Iowa Great River Road National Scenic Byway Signage - $346,160
The project will install 738 byway route guide and entrance signs along the 328-mile Iowa Great River Road to provide a reliable wayfinding system. http://go.usa.gov/G8B
2012 NSBP Great River Road Marquette Overlook - $332,800
Funding will be used to improve the Marquette-Joliet Bridge scenic overlook observation deck to provide visitors with ample viewing opportunities from two new and improved viewpoints. http://go.usa.gov/G8p
2012 NSBP Great River Road Mississippi River Trail in Riverdale - $494,956
This project will construct a critical 1.3 mile section of the Mississippi River Trail along Iowa’s Great River Road for education, recreation, and alternative transportation users.
2012 IBRD Amish Sawmill Bridge on Dillon Ave. south of 135 St., Buchanan - $350,000
This funding is proposing to replace an existing deficient bridge with a new structure using a bent steel blate girder section supported on Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) abutments and promote accelerate bridge construction while increasing safety and use of GRS abutments.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that Iowa will receive $5,035,316 for highway-related projects. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration. Harkin is a member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department.
“Providing Iowa with the resources to improve and strengthen its scenic highways keeps Iowa thriving,” said Harkin. “These grant will help to make some of Iowa’s most beautiful areas more attractive to tourists and local residents.”
Details of the projects below:
Great River Road Mississippi River Trail in Riverdale – $494,956 to build a 1.3 mile mixed use trail with interpretive signage and “nature walk” education area. The trail will parallel U.S. Highway 67 in Riverdale.
Amish Sawmill Bridge – $350,000 to renovate the bridge on Dillon Avenue, south of 135th street in Buchanan County.
Iowa Great River Road National Scenic Byway Signage – $ 346,160 to install 738 byway route guide and entrance signs along the 328-mile Iowa Great River Road along the Mississippi River.
Great River Road Port Louisa Rest Area – $200,000 to build a rest stop and improve an existing walking trail at the Port Louisa Wildlife Refuge near Wapello.
Louisa County Great River Road Bicycle Lane – $1,350,000 to pave a roadway shoulder to provide a smooth travel space for bicycling.
Great River Road Marquette Overlook – $332,800 to improve the Marquette-Joliet Bridge scenic overlook observation deck.
Great River Road and Driftless Area Byway Visitor Center – $1,361,400 to build a new visitor center with traveler amenities on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway, overlooking the Mississippi River Valley at Lansing, Iowa.
Improving Access, Enhancing Lives – $600,000 to convert 9th Street, 11th Street and Elm Street in into complete streets in Dubuque.