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Iowa railroads, highways getting major grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -– The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded five grants totaling $3,659,763 to the Iowa DOT to make improvements to the state's railroads and highways.

"This funding is intended to increase the safety and efficiency of these railroads and highways, as well as help provide important economic development opportunities in the surrounding communities," Sen. Chuck Grassley said in a written statement about the grants.

According to Sen. Grassley's office, the funds will be distributed by the Iowa Department of Transportation as follows:

  • The Burlington Junction Railway in Des Moines County will receive $44,771 from the Federal Railroad Administration for flood damage restoration
  • Interstate 29/Interstate 80 will receive $650,000 from the Federal Highway Administration for 1.5 miles of grade and pave improvements from Nebraska Avenue to 24th St. in Council Bluffs
  • The Iowa Interstate Railroad in Adair, Cass, Dallas, Iowa, Jasper, Muscatine, Polk, Pottawattamie and Poweshiek counties will receive $566,400 from the Federal Railroad Administration for flood damage restoration
  • The Iowa Northern Railway Company in Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Linn and Worth counties will receive $2,236,410 from the Federal Railroad Administration for flood damage restoration
  • The Iowa River Railroad in Hardin and Marshall counties will receive $162,182 from the Federal Railroad Administration for flood damage restoration

 

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