Press Release – Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Funding

February 1, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Contact: Josh Rauch, City Manager
937-233-1801

CITY OF RIVERSIDE TO BE AWARDED $700,000 IN FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE BILL FUNDING

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has selected the City of Riverside for a $700,000 grant award in conjunction with the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) funding opportunity. These grant funds, authorized as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2022, will provide essential resources to enhance safety and revitalize the Woodman Drive corridor in Riverside. Funds will be used to complete an infrastructure study and corridor design along Woodman from Springfield St. to U.S. 35.

The Woodman Drive corridor serves as a major thoroughfare connecting multiple schools, residences, employers, retail establishments, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) to Riverside and the surrounding region. The City of Riverside has identified multiple safety issues along this corridor, including inadequate crosswalks and sidewalks, traffic safety issues resulting in motorized vehicle accidents, and vehicles breaching the perimeter fence at WPAFB.

SS4A funding will enable the City to develop a design plan that addresses these multiple safety challenges while enhancing bicycle/pedestrian and multimodal/transit access throughout the corridor.

“This is a significant win for our community,” said Riverside Mayor Pete Williams. “SS4A funding will help us bring much-needed improvements to Woodman which will benefit our residents, businesses, Wright-Patt, and folks throughout the region who pass through Riverside.”

The City is grateful for the significant regional support it received regarding this SS4A application. “We appreciate the support of Congressman Turner’s office, Senators Portman and Brown, Governor DeWine’s office, and State Representatives Huffman, White, and Blackshear in this effort. We’re very excited to work with our partners at USDOT, WPAFB, the Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District, Woolpert, and other stakeholders to invest in this key community corridor,” said Mayor Williams. “It’s an important first step, and it continues the transformative work we’re doing in Riverside.”

The City is in contact with USDOT and will begin moving forward over the next several weeks. More information about all awards is available at USDOT’s website: https://www.transportation.gov/grants/ss4a/2022-awards

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