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City set to receive $1.6 million grant for 75th Street work

Post Date:03/10/2011
Prairie Village has been selected to receive $1.6M in federal funding for work associated with 75th Street from Mission Road to State Line Road. The City applied for the funding in 2010 and received official notification this week that the 75th Street project is included in the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Transportation Improvement Plan as approved by USDOT. The project is slated for construction in 2014. The City made application within the livable communities category and the project scope includes resurfacing asphalt roadway, repair of curbs and sidewalks, aesthetic improvements, pedestrian accommodations and addition of sidewalks.

75th Street is the city’s major East / West corridor and carries 21,000 vehicles per day. Mayor Shaffer will appoint a steering committee to assist the design engineer, George Butler and Associates, work through the design process and identify project scope and amenities.

“The announcement is a victory for the Prairie Village community,” commented Mayor Ronald Shaffer, “Many thanks to city staff and City Council for diligently seeking this source of funding for a significant project at a time when the city budget is strained.”

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