|Slaughter Announces $400,000 Grant for Broad Street Project|
Department of Transportation funding will support two-way street conversion and provide pedestrian and traffic safety features
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-28) today announced that the City of Rochester has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Highway Administration. Slaughter advocated on behalf of the City of Rochester this past January in support of this competitive grant. The funding will transform Broad Street from a one-way arterial to a two-way street, providing much needed pedestrian and traffic safety features including improved sidewalks, street lighting, traffic control and bicycle access improvements. The project will also improve access to the former Midtown Mall site located in downtown Rochester.
"This announcement is wonderful news for Rochester," said Slaughter. "This grant will ensure that children and families in our community can safely walk or bike to our beautiful central library and many other wonderful sites in downtown Rochester. It will also spur redevelopment of the former Midtown site- a priority that I have pushed for all along. I am so pleased that this worthy project to improve our city's safety and livability has received much needed funding and will continue to support additional resources for this and other important projects."
The Broad Street Two-Way Conversion Project Grant was awarded through the Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Program (TCSP). TCSP provides funding for comprehensive initiatives including planning grants, implementation grants, and research to investigate and address the relationship among transportation, community, and system preservation plans and practices and identify private sector-based initiatives to improve those relationships.