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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
The city of Birmingham learned Tuesday they will get $10 million from a highly competitive federal grant program called TIGER.
The city asked for $23 million dollars and will receive $10 million of what they asked for.
The money will be used for projects including street improvements in the Pratt City area, new streets and resurfacing some roads in the Jones Valley community, improving streets and trails in the civil rights district as well as the Shades Creek Multimodal facility on Lakeshore Parkway. The Shades Creek Multimodal facility is actually outside city limits, but was included as part of the regional application for this grant.
Mayor Bell says the money is part of a bigger effort to bring in federal funds to make local improvements in places including Pratt City.
"Out in the Pratt city area, we're developing a trail to recognize the contribution of the mining industry in the Birmingham area as part of the redevelopment of that area," Bell said. "So those streets and those roads will be part of the connectivity to those trails that will be established out in that area."
Bell says Congresswoman Terri Sewell and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood helped steer this money to Birmingham. He hopes to start work on these projects in a couple of months.