The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure just released a list of 26 projects selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to receive a total of approximately $1.5 billion in grants.
Among the awards are a proposed $25.5 million to go to the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority for the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal capacity and warehouse relocation project; $7 million to Miami-Dade County for PortMiami truck gate innovation; and $16.25 million to the Ohio Rail Development Commission for the Ohio River rail improvement project.
USDOT intends to award the funding through the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program created in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. The program now is known as the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America.
Other awards are slated for the Centennial Corridor State Route 58/99 freight improvement project, Bakersfield, Calif.; Interstate 5 Golden State chokepoint relief program, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, I-25 South Gap project, El Paso County, Colo.; I-70 Westbound peak period shoulder lane, Colorado Department of Transportation; State Route 400 express lanes, Georgia Department of Transportation; I-80/I-380 systems interchange, Iowa Department of Transportation; I-84 from the Karcher interchange to Franklin Boulevard, Idaho Department of Transportation; and 75th Street corridor improvements and Argo connections, Illinois Department of Transportation.
As outlined by the FAST Act, USDOT is required to notify the congressional authorizing committees of jurisdiction of the proposed projects selected under the program. The list must remain with the committees for a 60-day review period before the agency can award the grants.
Other proposed awards will go to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for Boone County I-71/I-75 interchanges; Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for LA 23 Belle Chasse bridge and tunnel replacement; Maine Department of Transportation for the I-395/Route 9 connector; Macomb County, Mich., for the Mound Road industrial corridor technology and innovation project; North Carolina Department of Transportation for the I-95/U.S. 70 innovative technology and rural mobility corridor improvements; and Oklahoma Department of Transportation for I-44 corridor improvements.
Still other projects are the I-80 and I-99 connection, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; US-78/SR 4/Lamar Avenue corridor improvements, Tennessee Department of Transportation; I-35 North Tarrant Express project, Texas Department of Transportation; 5600 West and SLGW rail interchange components of the Northwest Quadrant freight mobility project, Utah Department of Transportation; I-94 North-South freeway project, Wisconsin Department of Transportation; Second Avenue connectivity corridor, the University of Alabama; Heartland Expressway Junction L62A/US 385 to Alliance, Nebraska Department of Transportation; Veterans Parkway, South Dakota Department of Transportation; and Rock Springs I-80 interchange and Interchange Road, Wyoming Department of Transportation.
The list of projects with award amounts may be found here. More information about the INFRA grant program is available at the USDOT website.