City of Davenport, IA

09/26/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/26/2023 07:46

Davenport Awarded $2.7 Million FRA Grant

September 26, 2023 - The Federal Railroad Administration has announced $2.7 million in grant funding awarded to the City of Davenport through the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program to implement railroad safety improvements along Davenport's riverfront corridor. The program provides funding for capital projects that improve passenger and freight rail transportation systems in terms of safety, efficiency, or reliability.

The project will install lights, gates, medians, signage, and fencing at rail crossings along the riverfront between Marquette and Mound Streets to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety. Upon completion, the City of Davenport plans to work with the Federal Railroad Administration, Canadian Pacific, and the Iowa Department of Transportation to establish a quiet zone, reducing noise pollution and increasing the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Davenport.

"We are excited for this announcement and for the upcoming partnerships that will result in a huge improvement for our community," said Davenport Assistant Public Works Director, Clay Merritt. "The City appreciates the support from Canadian Pacific, state and federal agencies making this grant application successful."

The total project is estimated at $3.4 million.

For the full list of Fiscal Year 2022 CRISI project selections, please click here. Further information about the many benefits of FRA's CRISI Program is also available here.