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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $500,000 for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Vermont

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the immediate availability of $500,000 in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by storm events in Vermont that affected several counties. The funds were approved after being requested by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans).
“These emergency funds will help pay for essential repairs to roads and bridges in Vermont damaged by...

U.S. Department of Transportation Overhauls Century-Old Rule

Update will give states more flexibility in federally funded highway projects
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today published an updated federal rule to give states more flexibility and choice in which products or services can be used on federally funded highway projects. The change is intended to improve safety and increase efficiency while saving taxpayer dollars.
“This much-needed update of a century-old,...

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $871.2 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $871.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 39 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and tribal governments, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.
“This Administration is providing federal funding to help repair roads and bridges damaged during...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $25 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Maine

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $25 million for Maine to fund bridge improvements on the I-295 corridor and in rural Franklin County. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.
“This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10.3 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Arizona

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $10.3 million for Arizona’s US 191 Bridge Bundling Project. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.
“This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to make vital upgrades to select bridges in rural areas,”...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $3.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $3.4 million for Oklahoma to fund bridge improvements. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.
“This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to make vital upgrades to select bridges in rural areas,” said U.S...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10.2 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Minnesota

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $10.2 million for Minnesota to fund bridge improvements. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.
“This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to make vital upgrades to select bridges in rural areas,” said U...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $16.1 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Arkansas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $16.1 million for Arkansas to fund bridge improvements. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.
“This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to make vital upgrades to select bridges in rural areas,” said U....

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $16.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Oregon

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $16.4 million for Oregon’s Douglas County Bridge Replacement Project. Awarded to 20 projects in 18 states, the grants will fund a variety of bridge improvements including replacement and rehabilitation.
“This $225 million in federal funding will enable 18 states to make vital upgrades to select bridges in rural...

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, Senator Roger Wicker Announce $16.8 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Mississippi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced $16.8 million for Mississippi to fund bridge improvements in seven rural counties through the Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP). Secretary Chao delivered the news during the Coastal Region Transportation Summit in Biloxi, noting that $225 million in total grant funding through the program will be awarded to 20 projects in 18 states to fund a variety of bridge improvements...