The City of Odessa has been approved for a matching grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Jon Holmes:

Jon Holmes

The project will involve widening Second Street from the railroad tracks to the three-way stop. Curbs, gutters, and storm water management will also be added to the area.

“This whole plan started out when we were going for a $155,000 grant for transportation enhancement to do curbs and gutters, and sidewalks. And the Missouri Department of Transportation, they liked our plan so much that they said, ‘Alright, let’s take a look at how much would be to do the entire project,'” said Holmes.

The matching grant is worth about $1.3 million. Odessa’s portion of the funds will come from the Capital Improvement Tax and the Transportation Tax.