The city of Hailey received news on Nov. 12 that it was passed over in its bid to get $4,100,000 in requested funding from a federal Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to rebuild four blocks of River Street with sidewalks and bike lanes.
The city has been contemplating and planning the project for years. In 2010 it contracted with Harmony Design and Engineering for $41,943 in outreach and design work in anticipation of a Local Highway Technical Assistance Council grant, but the city instead dedicated its required matching funds to rebuild Woodside Boulevard.
About 2.5 miles of Woodside Boulevard was upgraded with a $3.3 million grant and about $800,000 in city funds.
For more on this story, please see the Friday, November 22 edition of the Express.