Bridge and highway projects large and small around the country are scheduled to receive an infusion of federal money after the U.S. Department of Transportation announced its Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants.
“These INFRA grants will empower states and communities to make significant long-term infrastructure improvements that will shape transportation and mobility for decades to come,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
The grants are provided for two categories. Large projects must be at least $25 million. Small projects are those that are at least $5 million.
Large project awards
These large projects were named as INFRA Grant recipients:
SR 400 Express Lanes, Georgia Department of Transportation, $184,124,447 – to construct approximately 17 miles of priced two-lane, bidirectional managed lanes along SR-400 from Spalding Drive to McGinnis Ferry Road in Fulton County, and one managed lane in each direction from McGinnis Ferry Road north to McFarland Parkway in Forsyth County.
94 North-South Freeway Project, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, $160,000,000– to reconstruct and expand I-94 in southeast Wisconsin and correct obsolete designs on the current facility.
I-95/U.S. 70 Innovative Technology and Rural Mobility Corridor Improvements, North Carolina Department of Transportation, $147,264,000– for a network of projects including improvements to U.S. 70 (future I-42) and improvements to I-95.
75th Street Corridor Improvements and Argo Connections (P3, GS19, B9), Illinois Department of Transportation, $132,034,680– for the completion of three components of the C.R.E.A.T.E program of rail improvements in the Chicago area.
Mound Road Industrial Corridor Technology and Innovation Project, Macomb County, Michigan, $97,864,465– to reconstruct Mound Road in Macomb County.
I-44 Corridor Improvements, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, $45,000,000 – to replace multiple bridges, including the bridges on I-44 over 33rd W. Avenue, at Union Avenue over I-44, and on US-75 over I-44.
Interstate 84 Safety, Mobility, and Economic Opportunity Expansion– Karcher Interchange to Franklin Boulevard, Idaho Department of Transportation, $90,240,000– to improve approximately 2.8 miles of I-84 from the Karcher Road Interchange to Franklin Boulevard.
US-78/SR-4/Lamar Avenue Corridor Improvements, Tennessee Department of Transportation, $71,196,998– to repair and expand capacity along approximately 4.5 miles of Lamar Avenue in Memphis, from Getwell Road to the Mississippi state line.
Boone County I-71/I-75 Interchanges, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, $67,445,000– to replace two interchanges and make associated improvements along I-71/I-75, south of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
I-25 South Gap Project, El Paso County, $65,000,000– to widen an approximately 18-mile segment of I-25 from Monument to Castle Rock by adding one tolled express lane in each direction.
I-35 North Tarrant Express “Accelerated Elements” Project, Texas Department of Transportation, $65,000,000– to accelerate additional transportation elements to the North Tarrant Express (NTE) public-private partnership, including the construction of multiple U-turn bridges in Segment 3C; the I-35W/I-820 Interchange frontage road in Segment 3B; and improvements to the Mark IV Parkway in Segment 3B.
Centennial Corridor State Route 58/99 Freight Improvement Project, City of Bakersfield, $50,000,000 – to construct the SR-58 Connector/Mainline and related components of the Centennial Corridor program in Bakersfield.
Accelerating Regional Mobility: I-80/I-380 Systems Interchange, Iowa Department of Transportation, $50,000,000– to implement a comprehensive redesign of the I-80/I-380 systems interchange.
Interstate 5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief Program (I-5 Component), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, $47,000,000 – to construct the Interstate 5 Golden State Chokepoint Relief Program project to improve Interstate 5 in Los Angeles County.
LA 23 Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, $45,000,000– for the Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement project, which replaces a 60-plus-year-old reinforced-concrete tunnel and the adjacent structural steel vertical-lift-span bridge crossing the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
I-80 and I-99 Interstate Connection, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, $35,110,410– to provide a direct connection between I-80 and I-99 in Centre County, replacing the current indirect connection along State Route (SR) 26.
Packer Avenue Marine Terminal Capacity & Warehouse Relocation Project, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, $25,500,000– to complete the second phase of a multi-phase improvement plan at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.
I-70 Westbound Peak Period Shoulder Lane, Colorado Department of Transportation, $25,000,000 – to add an approximately 12-mile tolled shoulder lane on Interstate 70 in Clear Creek County.
I-395/Route 9 Connector, Maine Department of Transportation, $25,000,000– to create an approximately 6-mile, direct connection between Route 9 and I-395 east of Bangor.
Northwest Quadrant Freight Mobility Project, Utah Department of Transportation, $25,000,000– for a project to improve freight mobility in the Northwest Quadrant of Salt Lake City.
Small project awards
Proposed small INFRA grants are as follows:
Veterans Parkway, South Dakota Department of Transportation, $21,000,000– to reconstruct the interchange of Interstate 90 with Veteran’s Parkway.
Heartland Expressway Junction L62A / US 385 to Alliance, Nebraska Department of Transportation, $18,263,743– to convert an approximately 14.6-mile segment of U.S. 385 from the existing two-lane highway into a four-lane divided highway.
Ohio River Rail Improvement Project, Ohio Rail Development Commission, $16,250,600– to improve approximately 30 miles of rail line along the banks of the Ohio River in Jefferson and Belmont County, Ohio.
Rock Springs I-80 Interchange and Interchange Road, Wyoming Department of Transportation, $14,000,000 – to construct a new diamond interchange at I-80, reconstruct part of Interchange Road, replace a bridge over I-80, construct ramps with continuous acceleration/deceleration lanes, and build a new grade-separated crossing over a rail line.
PortMiami Truck Gate Innovation, Miami-Dade County, $7,000,000– to replace two outdated cargo terminal gates at the Port of Miami with expanded and automated truck gates.
2nd Avenue Connectivity Corridor Project, University of Alabama, $6,025,657– to construct the 2nd Avenue Connectivity Corridor Project to build a bridge over an existing rail line.