The City of Odessa has received official confirmation of two major grants. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Jon Holmes:

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Press Release from the City of Odessa

Mayor Justin Murry is pleased to announce that the City of Odessa has been approved for two major grant funding applications with the state of Missouri.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) – $500,000 AWARD
This grant is for assistance with repairs that the City of Odessa will be making on the wastewater collection system. Repairs are needed on the many sewer lines that are running throughout the city. These repairs are needed to ensure the viability of the sewer lines, and to make repairs on service access points (manholes) throughout the community. Planning for this project is in the final phases and it is expected that bidding for these projects will begin in the very near future. CDBG grants are awarded based on a needs determination, and the hardship that the required repairs put on the community and rate payers. This grant is overseen by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (MODOT) COST SHARING PROGRAM – $764,700 AWARD
This cost share program is part of a joint cost sharing program that MODOT invited the City of Odessa to apply for improvements to 2nd street/Missouri Highway 131.
This project will be for the widening of 2nd Street/Missouri Highway 131 from the 3-way intersection with Old Highway 40, and Missouri Highway 131 to the railroad crossing. This project makes room for a center turn lane, and will also include the installation of curb, gutter, sidewalk along 2nd street, as well as the installation of stormwater infrastructure to address drainage issues in the area. Additional components of this project will be the replacement of an aging water line and installation of more fire hydrants in the area, electrical upgrades to this corridor for better street lighting, and planned future streetscape upgrades. The total project is projected to be $1.5 Million. Engineering will be completed in-house by MODOT engineers, and the project is slated to begin construction in the summer of 2015.

If you have any questions or concerns please call City Hall. 816-230-5577