The U.S. Department of Transportation announced nearly $25 million in grant funding for Waterloo, Dubuque, and Muscatine to help complete road, bridge, and wastewater management projects. The grant program is a part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, which is supported by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. Waterloo will receive $20.5 million dedicated toward improvements for a 2.7 mile stretch of La Porte Road. The project aims to add sidewalks, bike trails, lighting, transit benches and platforms, as well as a bus shelter. The Waterloo project is also aiming to reconfigure the corridor to get rid of some travel lanes, create a separated bike and pedestrian path, and add turn lanes.