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U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Nearly $1.5 Billion in INFRA Grants

Parul Dubey on June 12, 2018 - in Featured, Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced nearly $1.5 billion in proposed grants through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program.

“These INFRA grants will empower states and communities to make significant long-term infrastructure improvements that will shape transportation and mobility for decades to come,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

INFRA grants support the Administration’s commitment to fixing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure by creating opportunities for all levels of government and the private sector to fund infrastructure, using innovative approaches to improve the necessary processes for building significant projects, and increasing accountability for the projects that are built.

For a large project, the INFRA grant must be at least $25 million. The list of proposed large INFRA grants is below:

Centennial Corridor State Route 58/99 Freight Improvement Project, City of Bakersfield, $50,000,000 to construct the SR-58 Connector/Mainline and related components of the Centennial Corridor program in Bakersfield.

Interstate 5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief Program (I-5 Component), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, $47,000,000 to construct the Interstate 5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief Program project to improve Interstate 5 in Los Angeles County. 

I-70 Westbound Peak Period Shoulder Lane, Colorado Department of Transportation, $25,000,000 to add an approximately 12-mile tolled shoulder lane on Interstate 70 in Clear Creek County.

I-25 South Gap Project, El Paso County, $65,000,000 – to widen an approximately 18-mile segment of I-25 from Monument to Castle Rock by adding one tolled express lane in each direction.

SR 400 Express Lanes, Georgia Department of Transportation, $184,124,447 to construct approximately 17 miles of priced two-lane, bidirectional managed lanes along SR-400 from Spalding Drive to McGinnis Ferry Road in Fulton County, and one managed lane in each direction from McGinnis Ferry Road north to McFarland Parkway in Forsyth County.

Accelerating Regional Mobility: I-80/I-380 Systems Interchange, Iowa Department of Transportation, $50,000,000 – to implement a comprehensive redesign of the I-80/I-380 systems interchange.

Interstate 84 Safety, Mobility, and Economic Opportunity Expansion – Karcher Interchange to Franklin Boulevard, Idaho Department of Transportation, $90,240,000 – to improve approximately 2.8 miles of I-84 from the Karcher Road Interchange to Franklin Boulevard.

75th Street Corridor Improvements and Argo Connections (P3, GS19, B9), Illinois Department of Transportation, $132,034,680 – for the completion of three components of the C.R.E.A.T.E program of rail improvements in the Chicago area.

Boone County I-71/I-75 Interchanges, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, $67,445,000 – to replace two interchanges and make associated improvements along I-71/I-75, south of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

LA 23 Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, $45,000,000 – for the Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement project which replaces a 60+-year-old reinforced-concrete tunnel and the adjacent structural steel vertical-lift-span bridge crossing the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

I-395/Route 9 Connector, Maine Department of Transportation, $25,000,000 – to create an approximately 6-mile, direct connection between Route 9 and I-395 east of Bangor.

Mound Road Industrial Corridor Technology and Innovation Project, Macomb County, Michigan, $97,864,465 – to reconstruct Mound Road in Macomb County.

I-95/U.S. 70 Innovative Technology and Rural Mobility Corridor Improvements, North Carolina Department of Transportation, $147,264,000 – for a network of projects including improvements to U.S. 70 (future I-42) and improvements to I-95.

I-44 Corridor Improvements, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, $45,000,000 – to replace multiple bridges, including the bridges on I-44 over 33rd W. Avenue, at Union Avenue over I-44, and on US-75 over I-44.

I-80 and I-99 Interstate Connection, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, $35,110,410 – to provide a direct connection between I-80 and I-99 in Centre County, replacing the current indirect connection along State Route (SR) 26.

Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Capacity & Warehouse Relocation Project, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, $25,500,000 – to complete the second phase of a multi-phase improvement plan at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.

US-78/SR-4/Lamar Avenue Corridor Improvements, Tennessee Department of Transportation, $71,196,998 – to repair and expand capacity along approximately 4.5 miles of Lamar Avenue in Memphis, from Getwell Road to the Mississippi state line.

I-35 North Tarrant Express “Accelerated Elements” Project, Texas Department of Transportation, $65,000,000 – to accelerate additional transportation elements to the North Tarrant Express (NTE) public-private-partnership, including: the construction of multiple U-turn bridges located in Segment 3C; the I-35W/I-820 Interchange frontage road located in Segment 3B; and improvements to the Mark IV Parkway in Segment 3B.

Northwest Quadrant Freight Mobility Project, Utah Department of Transportation, $25,000,000 – for a project to improve freight mobility in the Northwest Quadrant of Salt Lake City. 

94 North-South Freeway Project, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, $160,000,000 – to reconstruct and expand I-94 in southeast Wisconsin and correct obsolete designs on the current facility.

For a small project, the grant must be at least $5 million. For each fiscal year of INFRA funds, 10% of available funds are reserved for small projects. The list of proposed small INFRA grants is below:

2nd Avenue Connectivity Corridor Project, University of Alabama, $6,025,657 – to construct the 2nd Avenue Connectivity Corridor Project to build a bridge over an existing rail line.

PortMiami Truck Gate Innovation, Miami-Dade County, $7,000,000 – to replace two outdated cargo terminal gates at the Port of Miami with expanded and automated truck gates.

Heartland Expressway Junction L62A / US 385 to Alliance, Nebraska Department of Transportation, $18,263,743 – to convert an approximately 14.6- mile segment of US 385 from the existing two-lane highway into a four-lane divided highway. 

Ohio River Rail Improvement Project, Ohio Rail Development Commission, $16,250,600 – to improve approximately 30 miles of rail line along the banks of the Ohio River in Jefferson and Belmont County, Ohio.

Veterans Parkway, South Dakota Department of Transportation, $21,000,000 – to reconstruct the interchange of Interstate 90 with Veteran’s Parkway.

Rock Springs I-80 Interchange and Interchange Road, Wyoming Department of Transportation, $14,000,000 – to construct a new diamond interchange at I-80, reconstruct part of Interchange Road, replace an existing bridge over I-80, construct ramps with continuous acceleration/deceleration lanes, and build a new grade-separated crossing over a rail line.

For more information, please visit www.transportation.gov/buildamerica/infragrants.

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