Chao Announces $900M Investment in Infrastructure

Wed November 27, 2019 - Midwest Edition #24
United States Department of Transportation



U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The funding has been awarded to 55 projects in 35 states.

"The Administration is targeting BUILD Transportation grants to repair, rebuild, and revitalize significant infrastructure projects across the country," said Chao.

Fiscal Year 2019 BUILD Transportation grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure and have been awarded on a competitive basis to projects with a significant impact in their local or regional communities. BUILD funding supports roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation.

The program selection criteria encompassed safety, economic competitiveness, quality of life, state of good repair, environmental sustainability, innovation, and partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders.

To reflect the Administration's ongoing effort to rebalance historic underinvestment in rural America, DOT has awarded 50% of BUILD Transportation grant funding to projects located in rural areas. For this round of BUILD grants, the maximum grant award is $25 million, and no more than $90 million can be awarded to a single State.

The full list of awards is below:

120th Street Improvements

Omaha, Neb.

Grant Funding: $16,960,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $21,200,000

Additional Lanes on U.S.-72 (Florence Boulevard)

Florence, Ala.

Grant Funding: $14,880,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $19,850,000

Ala Moana Boulevard Elevated Pedestrian Walkway

Honolulu, Hawaii

Grant Funding: $20,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $30,000,000

Ashley River Crossing

Charleston, S.C.

Grant Funding: $18,149,750

Estimated Total Project Costs: $22,749,750

Blake Bottom Road Widening Project

Madison County, Ala.

Grant Funding: $9,268,804

Estimated Total Project Costs: $11,586,005

Bridging the Interstate Divide

Brookings, S.D.

Grant Funding: $18,677,630

Estimated Project Costs: $23,347,037

BUILD U.S. 460

Paris, Ky.

Grant Funding: $10,200,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $17,318,000

Central Iowa Water Trail: Phase 1 Dam Mitigation and User Access Project

Des Moines, Iowa

Grant Funding: $25,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $31,250,000

Colorado Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement Project

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Grant Funding: $18,350,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $127,400,000

Conley Terminal Container Storage and Freight Corridor

Boston, Mass.

Grant Funding: $20,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $65,841,791

Dry Piney Creek Wildlife Habitat Connectivity

Sublette County, Wyo.

Grant Funding: $14,544,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $18,180,000

East Locust Creek Reservoir (ELCR) Improvements

Milan, Mo.

Grant Funding: $13,459,009

Estimated Total Project Costs: $22,686,610

Grant Avenue Connect Parkway Project

Springfield, Mo.

Grant Funding: $20,960,822

Estimated Total Project Costs: $26,201,028

GROW LIFE: Growing Regional Opportunity with Leveraged-Infrastructure Fleet Expansion

Lancaster, Calif.

Grant Funding: $8,683,480

Estimated Total Project Costs: $14,014,352

Heartland Parkway

Campbellsville, Ky.

Grant Funding: $9,800,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $21,250,000

I-64 Widening: Nitro to St. Albans Project

Charleston, W. Va.

Grant Funding: $20,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $265,000,000

I-65 Mobility and Access Project

Boone County, Ind.

Grant Funding: $16,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $50,600,000

I-70/Picadilly Interchange

Aurora, Colo.

Grant Funding: $25,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $56,600,000

I-95 Resiliency and Innovative Technology Improvements

Robeson and Cumberland Counties, N.C.

Grant Funding: $22,500,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $685,115,000

Inland Port Arizona Improvement Project

Florence, Ariz.

Grant Funding: $15,373,698

Estimated Total Project Costs: $18,073,699

Interconnecting Gulfport

Gulfport, Miss.

Grant Funding: $20,460,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $32,220,000

International Cargo Terminal Modernization Project

Jacksonville, Fla.

Grant Request: $20,000,000

Estimated Project Cost: $72,700,000

Interstate 35 & 119th Street Interchange Reconfiguration Project

Olathe, Kan.

Grant Funding: $10,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $25,400,000

Lubec Safe Harbor

Lubec, Maine

Grant Funding: $19,650,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $19,689,750

Memphis Innovation Corridor

Memphis, Tenn.

Grant Funding: $12,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $73,831,000

Mills to Maritime Property Acquisition

Everett, Wash.

Grant Funding: $15,500,000

Estimated Project Cost: $27,700,000

Monroe Street Corridor Project

Ruston, La.

Grant Funding: $17,191,530

Estimated Total Project Costs: $23,699,899

MS 182/MLK Corridor Revitalization Project

Starkville, Miss.

Grant Funding: $12,655,840

Estimated Total Project Costs: $15,818,724

Mullan BUILD: Proactively and Collaboratively Building a Better Missoula

Missoula County, Mont.

Grant Funding: $13,000,000

Estimated Total Project Cost: $28,372,000

Multimodal Corridor Expansion and Improvement Project

Beaumont, Texas

Grant Funding: $18,000,000

Estimated Total Project Cost: $101,245,000

Northwest Arterial/John Deere Road Corridor

Dubuque, Iowa

Grant Funding: $5,452,023

Estimated Total Project Costs: $10,545,029

Northwest Business Corridor Truck Route Road Improvements

Hays, Kan.

Grant Funding: $6,506,686

Estimated Total Project Costs: $10,787,131

Old Odanah Road (County A) Bear Trap Road Project

Odanah, Wisc.

Grant Funding: $2,376,808

Estimated Total Project Costs: $2,704,808

Paducah Riverfront Infrastructure Improvement Project

Paducah, Ky.

Grant Funding: $10,400,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $11,492,296

PATCO Franklin Square Station Reopening Project

Philadelphia, Pa.

Grant Funding: $12,580,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $25,160,000

Petroleum and Cement Terminal

Anchorage, Alaska

Grant Funding: $25,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $171,578,584

Phoenix Sky Harbor Northside Rail Expansion

Phoenix, Ariz.

Grant Funding: $24,000,000

Estimated Project Cost: $239,057,522

PIT Cargo Building 4 Intermodal Freight Transfer Facilities Development

Allegheny County, Pa.

Grant Funding: $18,690,047

Estimated Project Costs: $23,362,559

Plank-Nicholson Bus Rapid Transit

Baton Rouge, La.

Grant Funding: $15,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $40,218,000

Rail-Truck Transload Facility Project

Spokane, Wash.

Grant Funding: $11,300,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $16,900,000

Shepherd and Durham Major Investment Project

Houston, Texas

Grant Funding: $25,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $50,000,000

Silicon Shores East-West Connector Road

Mooresville, N.C.

Grant Funding: $13,609,131

Estimated Total Project Costs: $21,730,195

Southern Illinois Multi-Modal Station (SIMMS)

Carbondale, Ill.

Grant Funding: $13,986,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $17,482,500

Southern Oregon Corridor Resiliency and Congestion Relief Project

Medford, Ore.

Grant Funding: $15,500,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $39,370,000

Station 46 Bridge Replacement Project

Augusta, Maine

Grant Funding: $25,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $30,000,000

The Orange County Local Alternative Mobility Network Project

Orlando, Fla.

Grant Funding: $20,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $40,009,169

The Underline Multimodal Mobility Corridor

Miami, Fla.

Grant Funding: $22,360,552

Estimated Total Project Costs: $69,941,592

The Underpass Project at Uptown Station

Normal, Ill.

Grant Funding: $13,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $22,692,120

Transportation Accessibility, Safety and Connectivity (TASC) Project

Greenville, N.C.

Grant Funding: $15,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $24,000,000

U.S. Route 30 Freeway Extension Project

Canton, Ohio

Grant Funding: $18,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $116,675,110

U.S. 285 Safety and Resiliency Project

Santa Fe, N.M.

Grant Funding: $12,500,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $115,000,000

Vermont, New Hampshire Route 119 Bridge Project

Hinsdale, N.H. and Brattleboro, Vt.

Grant Funding: $12,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $50,000,000

Veterans Boulevard Interchange, Extension and Grade Separation Project

Fresno, Calif.

Grant Funding: $10,540,582

Estimated Total Project Costs: $71,663,764

Washington Bridge Rehabilitation and Redevelopment Project

Providence, R.I.

Grant Funding: $25,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $70,000,000

Waterway Village Multimodal Access Project

Baldwin, Ala.

Grant Funding: $14,404,831

Estimated Total Project Costs: $23,000,000