Newport bagged a $6 million grant to refurbish the gateway to an iconic lighthouse at Yaquina Head.

The award by the Federal Highway Administration was revealed to city officials Jan. 10, more than a year after the proposal was submitted. The project “to improve access to the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area” will make a number of improvements on U.S. Bureau of Land Management and city of Newport property, including a new, shared-use path on Highway 101, pedestrian improvements, ravine bridges, sidewalks, a transit stop and other features.

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