KCATA gets grant for Prospect Avenue upgrades

Courtesy the office of the mayor.

Courtesy the office of the mayor.

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will get a $1.2 million federal grant for improvements in the Prospect Avenue corridor.

Mayor Sly James and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox announced the grant today.

It will be matched by $300,000 in city money that will also go for things like renovating curbs, sidewalks, benches and shelters along Prospect from 22nd to 28th streets, city officials announced.

“In addition to facilitating access to new developments along Prospect Avenue, the project will better connect riders to major employers and medical centers in he Central Business District,” the city press release states.

Design work for the grant funding will start immediately and construction will start in the second half of next year.

KCATA will work with the local neighborhood to ensure community needs are met, the release states.

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