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Several Iowa communities are getting an injection of federal resources to support essential local infrastructure projects, thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Sen. Grassley supported in 2021. The Department of Transportation today announced that Cedar Falls, Clear Lake and nine additional counties will receive more than $35 million from the Fiscal Year 2023 RAISE Grant program.


“Today’s announced grant awards will support significant local and regional infrastructure projects that will improve transportation and commerce. I supported the bipartisan infrastructure law to invest in Iowa communities and to strengthen Iowa’s aging infrastructure. I’m glad to see our state is continuing to benefit from this investment,” Grassley said.


Details on the awards follow:


Cedar Falls

Project: Modernizing the Main Street Corridor

Award: $10,000,000

Description: The project will reconstruct Main Street between University Avenue and 6th Street to include complete streets enhancements, dedicated on-street bike lanes, ADA accessible sidewalks and trails, mid-block crossings, transit stops, lighting and underground utility improvements.


Clear Lake

Project: 4th Avenue South Multimodal Corridor Planning Project

Award: $300,000

Description: The planning project includes community engagement, a corridor study, alternatives analysis, final design and environmental review for a project to evaluate the 4th Avenue South corridor. The project will evaluate approaches to modernize infrastructure connecting downtown Cedar Lake and I-35, including the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and further development of the regional trail network.


Clay, Lucas, Crawford, Lee, Pottawattamie, Wright, Page, Henry and Mitchell Counties

Project: Rebuilding Bridges: Building Blocks of Economic and Community Progress

Award: $24,760,000

Description: This project will replace approximately nine bridges in poor condition across nine rural Iowa counties.

Author: Press Release


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