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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 $12.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Colorado

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $12.4 million for bridge improvements in Colorado. 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 $2.2 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in South Dakota

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $2.2 million for South Dakota’s West River Counties 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...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $20.7 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $20.7 million for Missouri’s FARM Bridge Program. 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 $6.2 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Idaho

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $6.2 million for Idaho 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 $225 Million in Grants to Fund Bridge Improvement Projects in 18 States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding. 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 upgr ades to select bridges in rural areas,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
By law, the...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $8.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Nebraska

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $8.4 million for Nebraska’s Norfolk Northeast Bridges 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 $33.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in Iowa

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding, including $33.4 million to fund bridge improvements in Iowa. 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....