Iowa to receive $14.2 million in federal grants to improve roads
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KCRG) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced $800 million in grants to improve roads and address traffic fatalities across the country.
Eight of these grants will help communities in Iowa. Data shows traffic fatalities reached a 16-year-high in 2021 across the country.
A new study shows crashes in 2019 alone cost America $340 billion.
Iowa received one award to improve roads right away. Fayette County is getting $10.4 million to improve 50 miles of roadway.
They will put in rumble strips and widen shoulders on steep roads and those with deep ditches.
Seven other grants totaling nearly $4 million will help other Iowa communities build an action plan for road safety.
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