$60 billion on the way for America’s roads and bridges

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week announced $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 funding to support critical infrastructure including roads, bridges and tunnels, carbon emission reduction.

Funding will come from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and go to all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to rebuild roads and bridges and improve transportation systems.

“America’s roads and bridges are the vital arteries of our transportation system, connecting people and goods across the country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Today we are sending historic levels of funding to every state to help modernize the roads and bridges Americans rely on every day.”

In the last year , Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding has been used for:

  • repairs on over 2,400 bridges, including the I-270 bridge replacement over the Mississippi River in Illinois, the Dare County bridge replacement in North Carolina, and the I-65 bridge replacement over the Sepulga River in Alabama.
  •  over $200 million of projects in 21 states, including resilience improvements to the I-20 Wateree River Bridge in South Carolina to upgrade critical elements of the bridge and raising the elevation of Louisiana Highway 1 (LA 1) to make it more resilient to flooding during extreme weather events across the Gulf of Mexico.

“These historic investments in American infrastructure give States the flexibility they need to determine how to allocate funds in order to replace deficient bridges, improve safety for all road users, and reduce carbon emissions by improving transportation infrastructure for communities throughout each state,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack.

Click here to view the allocation of funding by state and program, which can be viewed at FHWA’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding web page, organized by fiscal year.

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