Carolinas receive $2.5 billion for roads, bridges and tunnels

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North Carolina Construction News staff writer

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration recently announced funding for critical infrastructure such as roads, bridges and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements.

South Carolina is set to receive nearly $1 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for improvements.

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

The following programs will receive funding:

  • National Highway Performance Program: $772,600
  • Surface Transportation Block Grant: $375,800
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program: $80.5 million
  • Railway-Highway Crossings Program: $7.1 million
  • Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Program: $57 million
  • Metropolitan Planning: $7.8 million
  • National Highway Freight Program: $36.9 million
  • Carbon Reduction Program: $33.5 million
  • PROTECT Formula Program: $38.1 million
  • National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program: $23.2 million
  • Appalachian Development Highway System: $16.8 million

Bridge Formula Program: $98.7 million

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