Drive to Prosperity: Manufacturing Drive and Bluff Boulevard Project

The Drive to Prosperity is a project that will enhance Manufacturing Drive and Bluff Boulevard in Clinton, Iowa to update numerous structures within and around this major area of travel. The enhancements will benefit safety, education, retail, manufacturing, environmental, and improving the quality of life in the City of Clinton on a roadway that has 15,600 vehicles on a non-school day.

The City of Clinton was awarded $15,000,000 (million) dollars from the FY21 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grant announced by the United States Secretary of the Transportation Pete Buttigieg for the Drive to Prosperity: The Manufacturing Drive and Bluff Boulevard Reconstruction Project. The City was the only RAISE grant recipient in the State of Iowa.

The $38.1 million project will reconstruct and improve approximately 4 miles of roadway, from the intersection with US HWY 30 to 7th Avenue North. The project includes reconstructing 2 bridges, converting the roadway into a 3-lane section with added turn lanes all at major intersections, adding a roundabout at South 19th Street, interconnecting traffic signals, separating sewer and sanitary lines, and installing bio-swales to capture rainwater and filter storm water. It will also upgrade traffic signals, install sidewalks and a bicycle route, add transit shelters, and modify intersections.

The City of Clinton is excited to partner with several different organizations to completely reconstruct a brand-new transportation artery that runs through the heart of the City of Clinton.  In addition to the RAISE Grant of $15.0 million, the State of Iowa Transportation is providing $6.6 million to the project, the City’s local match is $13.3 million, and Iowa American Water has committed to $3.2 million. The City of Clinton is working with Alliant Energy for upgrades to their utilities along the entire corridor. 

Recognition goes out to McClure Engineering Company on this project, who worked tirelessly over the past several years on this grant application.

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