According to a press release from the office of Senator Chuck Grassley, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced nearly $25 million in overall grant funding for the cities of Dubuque, Muscatine and Waterloo to help complete roadway, bridge, wastewater management and other related projects. The grant program was continued in the bipartisan infrastructure law supported by Sen. Chuck Grassley.

Dubuque will receive $2.28 million for a new overpass: This planning project will design and engineer a vehicular/pedestrian overpass at the 14th Street railroad grade, with street enhancements for an approximately 3,044-foot section of the 16th Street corridor and an approximately 2,880-foot section of the Elm Street corridor, with a new pedestrian/bike shared-use path to the Kerper Boulevard Industrial Park and Chaplain Schmitt Island.

Inn addition Muscatine will receive $2 million and Waterloo will receive $20.5 million. Funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law has already been approved for many other projects across the state. Last month, USDOT announced five airports in Iowa will receive $27 million in overall grant funding under the fiscal year 2022 Airport Terminal Program, including Dubuque, which was created by the bipartisan infrastructure law. Additionally, the Iowa Department of Transportation has updated its five-year plan to include many other road and bridge improvement projects.

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