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Iowa town awarded $17M federal grant for riverfront

BURLINGTON — A city in southeast Iowa has won a $17 million federal grant that officials say will fund dramatic changes to its riverfront and downtown. Lawmakers announced Tuesday that Burlington was awarded the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant. The U.S. Department of Transportation has $500 million to allocate to cities through the grant program this year. “This was us taking a half-court shot blindfolded and making it,” said city planner Charlie Nichols.

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