FHWA Awards 2.1 Billion in Bridge Grants

The Federal Highway Administration awarded the first round of Large Bridge Project Grants funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The BIL included roughly $40 billion in dedicated funding to improve and replace the nation’s bridges.  The first round of grants will fund four projects with the goal of addressing safety issues for drivers and delays in the movement of freight. The projects receiving these funds are:
Brent Spence Bridge – $1.385 billion has been awarded to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to improve traffic flow between Kentucky and Ohio. Golden Gate Bridge – A critical link for freight, vehicle, bicyclist, and pedestrian traffic in the region, theHighway and Transportation District in Californiawill receive $400 million to install critical elements on the bridge to increase resiliency against earthquakes.Gold Star Memorial Bridge – $158 million has been granted to the Connecticut Department of Transportation to rehabilitate the bridge and increase capacity, eliminate load restrictions, and add multi-use paths for bike-sharing and pedestrian access.Chicago, IL – The city will receive $144 million to rehabilitate four bridges. The rehabilitation process will eliminate truck detours and load restrictions while also adding dedicated bike lanes and improved sidewalks.To learn more, visit FHWA’s page dedicated to the Bridge Investment Program