Nine civil works megaprojects across the country will receive a total of $1.2 billion in funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, according to a press release from the DOT.
As part of its National Infrastructure Project Assistance discretionary grant program, the DOT evaluated more than 100 applications based on safety, economic benefits, cost-effectiveness, job creation, environmental impact and supply chain resiliency, according to the release. The grant program will invest a total of $5 billion through 2026, particularly on infrastructure projects too large or complex for traditional funding programs.
“From the Hoover Dam to the Golden Gate Bridge, some infrastructure projects are so large and complex that they defy traditional funding systems — and so significant that they become iconic parts of the American landscape,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in the release.
The nine projects are:
- $292 million for construction of the third and final section of the concrete casing intended to preserve future right-of-way for the new Hudson River Tunnel and allow for the continued development of Hudson Yards in New York City.
- $250 million for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project to cover construction of a new bridge, reconfigure the existing bridge and improve an 8-mile interstate corridor in Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky.
- $150 million to replace the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
- $117 million to replace approximately 11 bridges, 4 miles of track structure and more than 1.75 miles of retaining walls along Metra’s UP-N line in Chicago, Illinois.
- $110 million to replace North Carolina’s Alligator River Bridge in Dare and Tyrrell counties.
- $85 million to upgrade the I-44 and US-75 interchange in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- $78 million to make improvements along approximately 12.3 miles of Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia.
- $60 million to widen the I-10 from four to six lanes in Diamondhead, Mississippi.
- $30 million to cover auxiliary lane and bus on-shoulder access as well as new bicycle and pedestrian overcrossings within the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line in Santa Cruz County, California.