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Department of Transportation awards $25 million to Polk County for Broadway Avenue Improvements project

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The Iowa Department of Transportation plans a record-busting $806 million in statewide road and bridge projects this construction season. (Photo: William Petroski/The Register)

Polk County’s plan to reconstruct a portion of Broadway Avenue just got a $25 million boost from the federal government. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced the grant, earmarked for the Broadway Avenue Multi-modal Improvements project, as part of a $1 billion investment from the Trump administration to improve infrastructure through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development program.

The BUILD grant will cover over half of the projected $40 million cost of the Broadway project.

“A federal grant like that … relieves the burden on the local governments to help pay for that,” said MPO executive director Todd Ashby. “It certainly helps speed the timeline of completing the project.”

According to local officials, the project, which focuses on a 5.2-mile stretch

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Ardmore Avenue improvements completed | Local

Fort Wayne officials dedicated “a second chance to make a first impression” this morning at the southeast corner of Ardmore Avenue and Airport Expressway.

Mayor Tom Henry cut a ribbon to celebrate completion of project that includes a 25-foot monument-style sign, street widening, decorative street lights, four other directional signs and curb and drainage improvements designed to make visitors driving from the Fort Wayne International Airport to lodgings in Fort Wayne have a good impression of the city.

The project took $4.1 million and 10 years from a concept to completion, including more than a year in construction, officials said.

The centerpiece of the project is the tall and skinny sign reading “Fort Wayne” with three ribbon-like streaks representing the rivers. The sign by Creative Signs, Fort Wayne, is lit at night in white and blue and has a feature that makes it look like the rivers are moving.

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Safety improvements, bike lane planned for Milwood Avenue

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has started an improvement project along Milwood Avenue. 



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According to a release, SCDOT approached the City of Columbia in mid-2019 about improving the safety of the street. The result is an alternative striping plan that includes adding turn lanes, bike lanes and other safety improvements. 

Phase One began in May 2020 with repairs along the Avenue starting at Gervais Street, and continuing southwest towards Gladden Street. Phase Two will occur in the future from Gladden Street to Devine Street. 

The planned improvements will create a more effective, standardized lane width throughout the corridor, according to the city. The proposed lane   configuration does not reduce travel lanes and no changes to the overall width of the road are proposed.

During the project, bike lanes from Gervais to Devine will be created. No loss of on-street parking will occur, except

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Safety improvements and bike lane planned for Milwood Avenue

Safety improvements, paving of Millwood Ave is on schedule beginning on Sunday, September 13 and ending around September 20

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has started an improvement project along Milwood Avenue. 

According to a release, SCDOT approached the City of Columbia in mid-2019 about improving the safety of the street. The result is an alternative striping plan that includes adding turn lanes, bike lanes and other safety improvements. 

Phase One began in May 2020 with repairs along the Avenue starting at Gervais Street, and continuing southwest towards Gladden Street. Phase Two will occur in the future from Gladden Street to Devine Street. 

The planned improvements will create a more effective, standardized lane width throughout the corridor, according to the city. The proposed lane   configuration does not reduce travel lanes and no changes to the overall width of the road are proposed.

During the project,

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