Final TIGER grant project completed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Monday, city leaders celebrated the completion of a new pedestrian bridge at Brush Creek, paid for by a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant.

The Kansas City area received $50 million to spend on transportation projects throughout the area; the bridge was the final project paid for by the grant.

“It’s particularly important that this particular project is east of Troost. We’re trying to make sure we’re addressing the underdeveloped areas and doing things that make sense for all citizens of the city, not just some of them,” Mayor Sly James said.

Other projects paid for by the grant include three new bus transportation centers, new sidewalks, handicap ramps and bike paths.

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