Great news for transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians! said the Transit for Livable Communities update that appeared in my Facebook newsfeed. The great news is that Northfield has been awarded a $1.6 million TIGER grant (with a $500,000 match from the city), one of 46 recipients from a pool of 848 applications, for a grade-separated crossing of Highway 3 for non-motorized transportation using the underpass near Greenvale Avenue.
My Council colleague, Erica Zweifel deserves a huge round of applause for her leadership in bringing this project forward, soliciting community support, and working with Bolton & Menk preparing the application. Grreat!
Other information about the grant and project:
The official DOT notice of grant awardees with descriptions of all 46 projects in this round of TIGER grants