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Iowa Transportation Commission approves statewide Transportation Enhancement Program funding

January 12, 2010

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

  • Cedar Valley Nature Trail Reconstruction and Surfacing Phase 3 (Linn County Conservation Board), $750,000
  • Flint River Trail (Des Moines County and Burlington), $474,345
  • Heart of Iowa Nature Trail Phase VII and VIII, Surfacing and Bridge Completion (Story County Conservation Board), $381,600
  • Khrushchev in Iowa Trail (Guthrie County and Creating Great Places), $365,000
  • Rolling Prairie Trail Bridge (Butler County Conservation Board), $210,000
  • Urban Youth Corps (Iowa Department of Transportation), $100,000

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

 

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Contact: Craig Markley at 515-239-1027 or craig.markley@dot.iowa.gov


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