The Nebraska Department of Transportation this month selected 22 local bridge project proposals to share $4 million in state funding under its County Bridge Match Program.
The announcement said the program “will fund 55 percent of eligible bridge construction cost with counties, providing a 45 percent match. The selected proposals include 35 counties and 66 bridges at a total construction cost of $8.5 million, of which $ 4 million is from the CBMP.”
In all, the NDOT said, 59 counties submitted 68 proposals that included 165 bridges.
The Legislature created the program as part of its 2016 Transportation Innovation Act. The CBMP provides funding to counties for innovative replacement and repair of deficient county bridges.
This announcement covers the second round of state funding for county bridge projects under that law.
“Over the last 20 months the Department of Transportation has worked with our partners to implement a program that meets the intentions of the Transportation Innovation Act,” said NDOT Director Kyle Schneweis.
“I am proud of how the CBMP has come together in a short period of time to provide assistance to our communities by addressing critical needs within Nebraska’s transportation system,” he added.