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HANNIBAL - The City of Moberly will receive $274,200 in federal transportation enhancement funds for the McKinsey Street Sidewalk Improvements project. This project is one of six funded through the federal enhancement program that provided a little over $1.4 million in dedicated funds to MoDOT's Northeast District. Projects including the construction of sidewalks, trails and bike lanes, streetscaping, ADA improvement to existing sidewalks and other local projects that enhance transportation compete for these funds through an application process.The McKinsey Street Sidewalk Improvements Project involves the installation of ADA compliant sidewalks and trails linking the school complex to Rothwell Park. The improvements will provide an off-street connection to the existing trails at the intersections of Williams and McKinsey Street, and Gratz Brown and McKinsey Street."These improvements will provide bicyclists and pedestrians safe off-street access to Rothwell Park Trail including school complexes, the YMCA and the Central Christian Bible College," said Ron Watts, MoDOT district design liaison. "The transportation enhancement program has made many improvements possible that wouldn't have otherwise been funded," added Watts. The City of Moberly will be sharing in a percentage of the project cost.MoDOT allocates transportation enhancement funds to each district of the state based on population. In northeast Missouri, MoDOT facilitates the application and selection process. A member from each local regional planning commission and three at large individuals with interests in transportation selects which projects will get funding. The money is provided under federal transportation law requiring ten percent of federal Surface Transportation Program funds are used for local transportation enhancement projects.For more information about enhancement projects and other transportation issues, please contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center during normal business hours at 1-888-ASK MODOT (275-6636) or visit our website at www.modot.org/northeast.