The city of Cedar Rapids could get a $50 million boost toward construction of its $750 million permanent flood control system if draft language of federal legislation is signed into law and Congress appropriates funding.
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The RAISE grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, would fund much of the approximately $50 million project to replace the Eighth Avenue bridge with a cable-stayed one that could stay open over the Cedar River during extreme flooding.
Cedar Rapids’ budget for fiscal 2023 includes infrastructure investment in flood protection, streets and utilities capital improvement projects. The budget allocates $1.4 million in federal funds to offset lost revenue from COVID-19 and another $1 million for tree planting
The city plans to use $10.2 million of its approximately $28 million share of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds on two west side Flood Control System projects, bringing permanent protection to the part of town where Army Corps. of Engineers funding can’t be used.