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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $900 Million Historic Investment in American Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that 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 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. 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.

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao joined Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine to announce the BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant Recipients for Florida. The grant is part of the USDOT’s $900 million BUILD grant program. (Photo by Willie David/Florida National News)

The full list of awards is below:

120th Street Improvements

Omaha, Nebraska

Grant Funding: $16,960,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $21,200,000

Additional Lanes on US-72 (Florence Boulevard)

Florence, Alabama

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, South Carolina

Grant Funding: $18,149,750

Estimated Total Project Costs: $22,749,750

Blake Bottom Road Widening Project

Madison County, Alabama

Grant Funding: $9,268,804

Estimated Total Project Costs: $11,586,005

Bridging the Interstate Divide

Brookings, South Dakota

Grant Funding: $18,677,630

Estimated Project Costs: $23,347,037

BUILD US 460

Paris, Kentucky

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, Colorado

Grant Funding: $18,350,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $127,400,000

Conley Terminal Container Storage and Freight Corridor

Boston, Massachusetts

Grant Funding: $20,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $65,841,791

Dry Piney Creek Wildlife Habitat Connectivity

Sublette County, Wyoming

Grant Funding: $14,544,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $18,180,000

East Locust Creek Reservoir (ELCR) Improvements

Milan, Missouri

Grant Funding: $13,459,009

Estimated Total Project Costs: $22,686,610

Grant Avenue Connect Parkway Project

Springfield, Missouri

Grant Funding: $20,960,822

Estimated Total Project Costs: $26,201,028

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

Lancaster, California

Grant Funding: $8,683,480

Estimated Total Project Costs: $14,014,352

Heartland Parkway

Campbellsville, Kentucky

Grant Funding: $9,800,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $21,250,000

I-64 Widening: Nitro to St. Albans Project

Charleston, West Virginia

Grant Funding: $20,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $265,000,000

I-65 Mobility and Access Project

Boone County, Indiana

Grant Funding: $16,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $50,600,000

I-70/Picadilly Interchange

Aurora, Colorado

Grant Funding: $25,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $56,600,000

I-95 Resiliency and Innovative Technology Improvements

Robeson and Cumberland Counties, North Carolina

Grant Funding: $22,500,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $685,115,000

Inland Port Arizona Improvement Project

Florence, Arizona

Grant Funding: $15,373,698

Estimated Total Project Costs: $18,073,699

Interconnecting Gulfport

Gulfport, Mississippi

Grant Funding: $20,460,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $32,220,000

International Cargo Terminal Modernization Project

Jacksonville, Florida

Grant Request: $20,000,000

Estimated Project Cost: $72,700,000

Interstate 35 & 119th Street Interchange Reconfiguration Project

Olathe, Kansas

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, Tennessee

Grant Funding: $12,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $73,831,000

Mills to Maritime Property Acquisition

Everett, Washington

Grant Funding: $15,500,000

Estimated Project Cost: $27,700,000

Monroe Street Corridor Project

Ruston, Louisiana

Grant Funding: $17,191,530

Estimated Total Project Costs: $23,699,899

MS 182/MLK Corridor Revitalization Project

Starkville, Mississippi

Grant Funding: $12,655,840

Estimated Total Project Costs: $15,818,724

Mullan BUILD: Proactively and Collaboratively Building a Better Missoula

Missoula County, Montana

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, Kansas

Grant Funding: $6,506,686

Estimated Total Project Costs: $10,787,131

Old Odanah Road (County A) Bear Trap Road Project

Odanah, Wisconsin

Grant Funding: $2,376,808

Estimated Total Project Costs: $2,704,808

Paducah Riverfront Infrastructure Improvement Project

Paducah, Kentucky

Grant Funding: $10,400,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $11,492,296

PATCO Franklin Square Station Reopening Project

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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, Arizona

Grant Funding: $24,000,000

Estimated Project Cost: $239,057,522

PIT Cargo Building 4 Intermodal Freight Transfer Facilities Development

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Grant Funding: $18,690,047

Estimated Project Costs: $23,362,559

Plank-Nicholson Bus Rapid Transit

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Grant Funding: $15,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $40,218,000

Rail-Truck Transload Facility Project

Spokane, Washington

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, North Carolina

Grant Funding: $13,609,131

Estimated Total Project Costs: $21,730,195

Southern Illinois Multi-Modal Station (SIMMS)

Carbondale, Illinois
Grant Funding: $13,986,000
Estimated Total Project Costs: $17,482,500

Southern Oregon Corridor Resiliency and Congestion Relief Project

Medford, Oregon

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, Florida

Grant Funding: $20,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $40,009,169

The Underline Multimodal Mobility Corridor

Miami, Florida

Grant Funding: $22,360,552

Estimated Total Project Costs: $69,941,592

The Underpass Project at Uptown Station

Normal, Illinois

Grant Funding: $13,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $22,692,120

Transportation Accessibility, Safety and Connectivity (TASC) Project

Greenville, North Carolina

Grant Funding: $15,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $24,000,000

US Route 30 Freeway Extension Project

Canton, Ohio

Grant Funding: $18,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $116,675,110

US285 Safety and Resiliency Project

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Grant Funding: $12,500,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $115,000,000

Vermont/New Hampshire Route 119 Bridge Project

Hinsdale, New Hampshire and Brattleboro, Vermont

Grant Funding: $12,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $50,000,000

Veterans Boulevard Interchange, Extension and Grade Separation Project

Fresno, California

Grant Funding: $10,540,582

Estimated Total Project Costs: $71,663,764

Washington Bridge Rehabilitation and Redevelopment Project

Providence, Rhode Island

Grant Funding: $25,000,000

Estimated Total Project Costs: $70,000,000

Waterway Village Multimodal Access Project

Baldwin, Alabama

Grant Funding: $14,404,831

Estimated Total Project Costs: $23,000,000

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