More than $50 million in RAISE grants awarded to KC area projects that will improve safety and connectivity for people walking, biking, and using transit.
Five local projects are among the 100-plus projects receiving $2.2 billion in funding from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, part of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The projects include a mix of immediate construction and planning work to prepare for future construction.
Bi-State Sustainable Reinvestment Corridor – KCK, KCMO, and Independence ($5.6 million)
Planning for a high-capacity east/west transit corridor from Village West through Downtown KCMO and Downtown KCK to the Independence Square, including improvements for bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
US 71 Reconnecting Neighborhoods – Kansas City, MO ($5 million)
Planning for re-connecting urban core neighborhoods split apart by construction of Bruce R. Watkins Drive/US 71 Hwy, between MLK Blvd and 85th Street.
Noland Road Multimodal Corridor – Independence ($10.1 million)
Construction of almost two miles of rebuilt sidewalks, new bike lanes, and improved transit stops between US 24 Hwy and 23rd Street.
US 69 Safe Streets and Sidewalks – Excelsior Springs ($21.5 million)
Rebuilding the existing street with 2.2 miles of new sidewalks and 2.5 mile trail.
Flint Hills Trail – Kansas Parks ($25 million)
Building 40 miles of new rail-trail, including a new connection from Osawatomie south of KC to the Prairie Spirit Trail in Ottawa.
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Last year, many of you responded to our calls to contact the KC area members of Congress to advocate for sustainable transportation in the infrastructure law. Your advocacy worked, and now new bike/ped/transit investments will soon be happening around the region. Thank you!
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