Chao announces recipients of $900 million in 2019 BUILD Transportation grants

Updated Nov 18, 2019

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that the Trump Administration awarded a total of $900 million to 55 projects in 35 states through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.

“The Administration is targeting BUILD Transportation grants to repair, rebuild, and revitalize significant infrastructure projects across the country,” Chao said in a press release.

Fiscal Year 2019 BUILD Transportation grants were awarded on a competitive basis to projects would have a significant impact in their local or regional communities. Selection criteria encompassed safety, economic competitiveness, quality of life, state of good repair, environmental sustainability, innovation, and partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders. Projects located in rural areas were awarded 50 percent of the grant funding.

The following projects received funding:

  • 120th Street Improvements, Omaha, Neb.: $16,966,000.
  • Additional Lanes on US-72 (Florence Boulevard), Florence, Ala.: $14,880,000.
  • Ala Moana Boulevard Elevated Pedestrian Walkway, Honolulu, Hi.: $20,000,000.
  • Ashley River Crossing, Charleston, S.C.: $18,149,750.
  • Blake Bottom Road Widening Project, Madison County, Ala.: $9,268,804.
  • Bridging the Interstate Divide, Brookings, S.D.: $18,677,630.
  • BUILD US 460, Paris, Ky.: $10,200,000.
  • Central Iowa Water Trail: Phase 1 Dam Mitigation and User Access Project, Des Moines, Iowa: $25,000,000.
  • Colorado Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement Project, Colorado Springs, Colo.: $18,350,000.
  • Conley Terminal Container Storage and Freight Corridor, Boston, Mass.: $20,000,000.
  • Dry Piney Creek Wildlife Habitat Connectivity, Sublette County, Wyo.: $14,544,000.
  • East Locust Creek Reservoir (ELCR) Improvements, Milan, Miss.: $13,459,009.
  • Grant Avenue Connect Parkway Project, Springfield, Mo.: $20,960,822.
  • GROW LIFE: Growing Regional Opportunity with Leveraged-Infrastructure Fleet Expansion, Lancaster, Cali.: $8,683,480.
  • Heartland Parkway, Campbellsville, Ky.: $9,800,000.
  • I-64 Widening: Nitro to St. Albans Project, Charleston, W.V.: $20,000,000.
  • I-65 Mobility and Access Project, Boone County, Ind.: $16,000,000.
  • I-70/Picadilly Interchange, Aurora, Colo.: $25,000,000
  • I-95 Resiliency and Innovative Technology Improvements, Robeson and Cumberland Counties, N.C.: $22,500,000.
  • Inland Port Arizona Improvement Project, Florence, Ariz.: $15,373,698.
  • Interconnecting Gulfport, Gulfport, Miss.: $20,460,000.
  • International Cargo Terminal Modernization Project, Jacksonville, Fla.: $20,000,000.
  • Interstate 35 & 119th Street Interchange Reconfiguration Project, Olathe, Kan.: $10,000,000.
  • Lubec Safe Harbor, Lubec, Maine: $19,650,000.
  • Memphis Innovation Corridor, Memphis, Tenn.: $12,000,000.
  • Mills to Maritime Property Acquisition, Everett, Wash.: $15,500,000.
  • Monroe Street Corridor Project, Ruston, La.: $17,191,530.
  • MS 182/MLK Corridor Revitalization Project, Starkville, Miss.: $12,655,840.
  • Mullan BUILD: Proactively and Collaboratively Building a Better Missoula, Missoula County, Mont.: $13,000,000.
  • Multimodal Corridor Expansion and Improvement Project, Beaumont, Texas: $18,000,000.
  • Northwest Arterial/John Deere Road Corridor, Dubuque, Iowa: $5,452,023.
  • Northwest Business Corridor Truck Route Road Improvements, Hays, Kan.: $6,506,686.
  • Old Odanah Road (County A) Bear Trap Road Project, Odanah, Wisc.: $2,376,808.
  • Paducah Riverfront Infrastructure Improvement Project, Paducah, Ky.: $10,400,000.
  • PATCO Franklin Square Station Reopening Project, Philadelphia, Pa.: $12,580,000.
  • Petroleum and Cement Terminal, Anchorage, Alaska: $25,000,000.
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor Northside Rail Expansion, Phoenix, Ariz.: $24,000,000.
  • PIT Cargo Building 4 Intermodal Freight Transfer Facilities Development, Allegheny County, Pa.: $18,690,047.
  • Plank-Nicholson Bus Rapid Transit, Baton Rouge, La.: $15,000,000.
  • Rail-Truck Transload Facility Project, Spokane, Wash.: $11,300,000.
  • Shepherd and Durham Major Investment Project, Houston, Texas: $25,000,000.
  • Silicon Shores East-West Connector Road, Mooresville, N.C.: $13,609,131.
  • Southern Illinois Multi-Modal Station (SIMMS), Carbondale, Ill.: $13,986,000.
  • Southern Oregon Corridor Resiliency and Congestion Relief Project, Medford, Ore.: $15,500,000.
  • Station 46 Bridge Replacement Project, Augusta, Maine: $25,000,000.
  • The Orange County Local Alternative Mobility Network Project, Orlando, Fla.: $20,000,000.
  • The Underline Multimodal Mobility Corridor, Miami, Fla.: $22,360,552.
  • The Underpass Project at Uptown Station, Normal, Ill.: $13,000,000.
  • Transportation Accessibility, Safety and Connectivity (TASC) Project, Greenville, N.C.: $15,000,000.
  • US Route 30 Freeway Extension Project, Canton, Ohio: $18,000,000.
  • US285 Safety and Resiliency Project, Santa Fe, N.M.: $12,500,000.
  • Vermont/New Hampshire Route 119 Bridge Project, Hinsdale, N.H. and Brattleboro, Vt.: $12,000,000.
  • Veterans Boulevard Interchange, Extension and Grade Separation Project, Fresno, Cali.: $10,540,582.
  • Washington Bridge Rehabilitation and Redevelopment Project, Providence, R.I.: $25,000,000.
  • Waterway Village Multimodal Access Project, Baldwin, Ala.: $14,404,831.