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The City of Glenwood Springs is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $7 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the $1.5 billion grant funding cycle in April to fund key regional and local transportation projects across the nation.
“I strongly advocated to the Department of Transportation how important this infrastructure funding would be for Glenwood Springs, and I’m thrilled to announce it will be coming soon to help this important project,” said Senator Cory Gardner. “As
Colorado continues to grow we need to ensure our infrastructure is prepared to
handle it. Going forward, I will continue to work with my colleagues and the Administration
to help address infrastructure needs across our state.”
Through this project, the City will in 2019 reconstruct South Midland
Avenue, replace and upgrade the waterline that serves all South Glenwood
Springs, and add broadband infrastructure. The South Midland
Reconstruction Project improves access to emergency services, shopping and
dining, and Sopris Elementary School for the approximately 3,400 residents of
the City and County who use the road daily. Safety issues at residential and
business access points will be addressed through improvements to several road
intersections along Midland Avenue.
“South Midland is a critical road for many city and county residents. Thanks to this generous BUILD grant, South Midland will be entirely rebuilt. The newly reconstructed road will be safer for commuters driving to work, safer for families driving their children to school, and will also allow us to make important utility and pedestrian improvements,” Mayor Michael Gamba said.
The City of Glenwood Springs has budgeted and approved a $1.2
million cash match for the project, which will begin in 2019. City residents
approved the renewal of the Acquisitions & Improvements sales tax in 2016.
Matching funds will be paid for by A&I sales tax revenue.
“I congratulate the City of Glenwood Springs on receiving a $7 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation,” said Congressman Scott Tipton. “This competitive grant will help reconstruct South Midland Avenue and make myriad improvements to the infrastructure in the area. I look forward to seeing this investment improve safety, create jobs and support the local economy.”
The City of Glenwood Springs City Council would like to thank
Rep. Scott Tipton and Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet for their support
of this project.
On Thursday, the City also received notification of a
$151,750 grant from the Department of Local Affairs funding rock fall
mitigation, which is one component part of the larger 2019 South Midland
BUILD Transportation Grant Program
The highly competitive $1.5 billion BUILD grant program was designed to fund vital local and regional transportation projects throughout the United States. More information about the BUILD grant program is available at: www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants