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Grassley announces $1.9 million for transportation

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has announced the awarding of six grants worth $1.9 million by the Federal Highway Administration to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

The largest grant, $760,000, is going to Great River Road to help build the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center to help educate and entertain tourists, families, schools and other and encourage them to explore Great River Road and Mississippi River heritage.

The Iowa Byways Signage Program will receive $580,000 to help implement the new signage program, which includes fabricating the signage and installing all signs on nine state byways and two national scenic byways.

In making the announcement Friday, Grassley said the fund will help preserve Iowa byways as well as promote tourism opportunities for the towns along the routes.

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