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Posted on: February 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Red Wing to Receive Federal Transportation Grant Funding for Safety Planning

Levee Park road

For Immediate Release

Contact: Ron Seymour
Capital Investment Program Manager
Administrative Business Department

(February 1, 2023, Red Wing, Minn.) – The City of Red Wing has been awarded $195,760 in federal funding for its Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Planning Grant application, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation’s Office has announced.

Funding for the project is from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The federal funds will be matched with $48,949 of City funding and estimated in-kind staff time for engineering, administration, and community engagement. The total estimated cost for the project is $244,709. 

The purpose of the SS4A grant program is to improve roadway safety by significantly reducing or eliminating roadway fatalities and serious injuries through safety action plan development and implementation projects focused on all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, personal conveyance and micromobility users, and commercial vehicle operators.

“The federal BIL/IIJA will inject unprecedented funding for transportation planning, improvements, and upgrades over the next five years in the country. The City's 2040 Community Plan’s transportation component has several identified transportation-related Special Area Studies where there are safety concerns,” stated Ron Seymour, the City’s Capital Investment Program Manager.

“For this safety planning project we really want to engage the public, paying particular attention to underserved and unserved communities,” City Engineer Jay Owens added. “The City will utilize its H.E.E.A.P. process, ‘Health, Equity, and Excellence in All Policies,’ as the project moves forward.” 

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