Dallas Drafts Infrastructure Wish List

The city hopes to qualify for as much as $3 billion in federal infrastructure funding.

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February 23, 2022, 5:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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The city of Dallas Office of Government Affairs has created a 'wish list' of projects that could be funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), reports Rachel Stone in Advocate Oak Cliff. "The list is not ranked in any order, and it’s not final, but it’s a step in the city’s strategy to qualify for as much of that $1.2 trillion as possible," writes Stone.

According to the article, "The draft wish list offers insight into some of the city’s unfunded priorities like dredging White Rock Lake, repairing sidewalks throughout the city, runway reconstruction at Love Field, transportation systems at the Dallas International District and building trail connections to the Trinity River."

Other suggested projects also include bridge repairs and replacements, improvements to Klyde Warren Park, and a streetcar extension. The source article includes snapshots of the list, which adds up to $3 billion in potential projects in several categories: transportation, water, airport, broadband, cybersecurity, climate and resilience, and multi-stream infrastructure projects.

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