Carson City awarded $9.3 million federal 'RAISE' grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Carson City a $9.3 million grant for the East William Street Complete Streets Project.

The grant, part of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Grant program, will be part of an estimated $17.4 million construction project used to transform East William Street from a former state-owned highway into an efficient, multimodal street.
Stretching from Carson Street to the I-580/William Street interchange, the project will provide roadway, bicycle, pedestrian, safety, and beautification improvements through one of Carson City’s primary commercial corridors.

“This was a highly competitive grant program, and I am very proud of our City staff who prepared the application. … Carson City can and will use these funds to accommodate sustainable economic growth and enhance the quality of life in Carson City,” said Mayor Lori Bagwell in a city press release.

The RAISE program focuses on investing in surface transportation projects that will have a significant local or regional impact and is one of the most competitive discretionary grant programs in the country, resulting in an approximately ten-to-one ratio of requests to available dollars in this year’s cycle. The East William Street Complete Streets Project was 1 out of 90 projects awarded across the United States.

The City wishes to thank Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto for her support, as well as Nevada State Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill, the Nevada Department of Transportation, Carson City School District, Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, Carson City Chamber of Commerce, Nevada Department of Public Safety, Nevada Builders Alliance, Northern Nevada Development Authority, Muscle Powered, Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority, and the many other local partners and businesses that supported this application.


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