Thanks to federal stimulus money, rehab work on Kansas City, Missouri’s Heart of America Bridge, which will include a promised bike/ped lane, will be able to be completed sooner than expected.
According to the Kansas City Star:
Bicyclists and pedestrians will get their lane across the Missouri River earlier than expected thanks to millions in federal stimulus money.
The Missouri Department of Transportation allocated $4.5 million in stimulus money for rehab work on the Heart of America Bridge, which will include the new bike/pedestrian lane.
MoDOT believes it will start construction on the bridge by March 2010 and complete it by the end of the year.
Planners at the Mid-America Regional Council, which coordinate local transportation planning, expected construction to start in 2011. MoDOT had committed to building the bike lane by 2012.
The lane for the first time will give downtown a Missouri River bridge with barriers that separate pedestrians and cyclists from speeding vehicles. Read more…
See also: Economic stimulus allows MoDOT to accelerate HOA bike/ped lane from KCBike.Info.