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TIGER Grant Application
September 11, 2009

The City of Independence will be submitting a grant application for several surface transportation projects under the TIGER Grant portion of available American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds. The TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant is a discretionary grants program with a total of $1.5 Billion available for State and local governments.

Projects that are eligible for TIGER Discretionary Grants include, but are not limited to, capital investments in: (1) highway or bridge projects; (2) public transportation projects; (3) passenger and freight rail transportation projects; and (4) port infrastructure investments, including projects that connect ports to other modes of transportation and improve the effeciency of freight movement.

TIGER Discretionary Grants will be awarded based on certain selection criteria specified in the Recovery Act.

The City of Independence has identified five transportation projects that propose to enhance both its economic development opportunities and improve the safety of its transportation system of existing roadway, bridge and pedestrian improvements. The TIGER Grant application has submitted the following five projects collectively as The Little Blue Valley Transportation Improvements:

1.)    Crenshaw Road - Strode Road to Truman Road (view location map)
2.)    Jackson Drive - Salisbury Road to Bundschu Road (view location map)
3.)    Jackson Drive - Truman Road Intersection (view location map)
4.)    Bundschu Road - Susquehanna Ridge to Jackson Drive (view location map)
5.)    39th Street Bridge over Little Blue River (view location map)

The projects described above are all consistent with the City of Independence Comprehensive and Thoroughfare Plan.

More detailed information on the projects, engineering plans, and features can be obtained by contacting Greg McDanel at 816-325-7593 or by email at gmcdanel@indepmo.org.

For more information on Independence Recovery efforts and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, please visit the following links:

http://www.ci.independence.mo.us/recovery/

http://www.recovery.gov



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