March 29, 2018- We are thrilled to announce that Carson City has been selected as the recipient of a $7.5 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant from the US Department of Transportation. “The highly competitive TIGER program recognizes projects that will have a significant impact on a region, metropolitan areas, or our country as a whole,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said.
This funding will be used to transform South Carson Street from a state-owned major arterial into a calmer, City-owned multimodal street. Stretching from 5th Street in the north to the terminus of I-580 in the south, the project will include improved business access, pedestrian safety measures, a multi-use path, landscaping, dedicated bicycle facilities, ADA-compliant sidewalks and curb ramps, stormwater infrastructure, lighting for safety, new traffic signals, fiber optic communications, and narrowed travel lanes. The City wishes to thank Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez-Masto and Congressman Mark Amodei for their support, as well as Governor Brian Sandoval, Nevada Department of Transportation, the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Muscle Powered, the US Forest Service, and the Carson City Visitors Bureau.
Grant Application Package:
- Application Narrative
- Benefit Cost Analysis Report
- Letters of Support
- Supporting Documents
To find more information regarding the South Carson Street Complete Streets Study, the following links are provided: