Paving the Way to a Sustainable Future: The City of Russell's Transportation Reconstruction Plan
The City of Russell has been working over the past 18 months to develop a plan to reconstruct its aging infrastructure. Through the development of a Master Transportation Plan, the City is ready to "Pave the Way" to a sustainable future for our citizens through reconstruction of our major streets and incorporation of multi-modal transportation options. We hope to make this major reconstruction plan possible through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant.
The City of Russell and its citizens have shown much interest and support for a plan that creates safe multi-modal infrastructure as well as gives our City the opportunity to thrive into the the future. Recently, the City adopted a 20 year Comprehensive Development Plan that relied heavily on community input through both surveys and public meetings. This plan, along with the Master Transportation Plan, established the justification we needed to begin the push toward reconstruction.
We have nearly completed reconstruction of South Highway 281, which was funded through the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Department of Commerce (Community Block Development Grant), as well as matched with City of Russell funds. We are in the process of applying for another CDBG grant in hopes of starting reconstruction of Lincoln Street in 2018. This is just the beginning of what we hope to accomplish so that the City of Russell will remain a regional center with infrastructure that will allow for growth, development, and sustainability into the future.