In 2018, East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) initiated the sixth round of Great Streets demonstration projects with the Kimmswick project. This project was funded through federal transportation planning grants and local funds provided by the project sponsor.
Kimmswick is located in Northern Jefferson County. East-West Gateway partnered with the City of Kimmswick, Jefferson County, and the Jefferson County Port Authority to complete a Great Streets Planning process to carry this tiny Mississippi River community into the future. The planning process included extensive input from residents, stakeholders, and the business community. The final plan includes strategies to address appropriate business growth, city governance, permanent flood protection, public space improvements, and connecting the community to a new Mississippi riverfront park to welcome the Delta Queen Steamboat to its new home port.