Ames, Iowa – Jan. 12, 2010 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved more than $4.9 million in total funding for 13 statewide Transportation Enhancement Program projects. The program was created with federal funds in 1991 to support projects in three categories: trail and bicycle facility; scenic and environmental; and historic and archaeological. Funding is available to cities, counties, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations through an annual application-based program.
The projects and approved funding amounts are listed below.
Trail and bicycle facility
Scenic and environmental
· Des Moines River Greenbelt Scenic Overlook on the High Trestle Trail (Boone County Conservation Board and Polk County Conservation Board), $140,000
· Iowa’s Living Roadways Projects™ Program (Trees Forever and Iowa DOT), $400,000
· Roadside Beautification/Maintenance Reduction: County Highways (Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management, University of Northern Iowa and Iowa DOT), $225,000
· U.S. 63 Streetscape Enhancements (Waterloo), $476,938
Historic and archaeological
· Archaeological Survey of the Glenwood Resource Center (Golden Hills RC&D), $292,402
· Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District: Alternative Transportation Project (Siouxland Historical Railroad Association and Sioux City), $750,000
· Stuart Rock Island Depot Restoration (Stuart), $350,000
Contact: Craig Markley at 515-239-1027 or firstname.lastname@example.org