The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has selected 22 proposals from 68 submitted in December for the second round of the County Bridge Match Program (CBMP).
The CBMP provides funding to counties for the innovative replacement and repair of deficient county bridges.
Selected proposals include 66 bridges in 35 counties at a total construction cost of $8.5 million, the agency says.
The CBMP will fund $4 million, and counties will make up the difference through matching funds, NDOT tells Equipment World.
The program was created as a result of the 2016 Transportation Innovation Act signed into law in April 2016.
“Over the last twenty months the Department of Transportation has worked with our partners to implement a program that meets the intentions of the Transportation Innovation Act,” NDOT Director Kyle Schneweis says.
“I am proud of how the CBMP has come together in a short period of time to provide assistance to our communities by addressing critical needs within Nebraska’s transportation system. NDOT has been fortunate to have the support of Nebraska’s citizens for such critical infrastructure projects.”
The second request for proposals was announced in October, with the $4 million in matching funds to be distributed to counties across Nebraska, according to NDOT.
Selected proposals are listed here.