ANCHORAGE, Alaska — At a briefing Wednesday, Mayor Dan Sullivan announced 14 grants totaling just over $1 million to spend on traffic calming measures.
Earlier this week, Anchorage Democrats Rep. Pete Petersen and Sen. Bill Wielechowski criticized the administration for not taking advantage of state money appropriated to calm traffic.
City Community Planning and Development Director Greg Jones said there are some projects fully designed and others that are ongoing. Jones added the municipality is currently defining projects and looking at the status of funding from grants to move forward.
"We intend to go back to the legislators and see if we can combine these to employ in various neighborhoods," said Jones.
Petersen and Wielechowski worked to secure the state grant as alternative funding to use for speed bumps.
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