DOT Names Winners of INFRA Grants

Two rail projects were included in the list of 20 projects that are slated to receive $906 million in Infrastructure for Rebuilding American grants.

DOT said in a news release the grants are used for projects that will improve highways, bridges, ports and railroads to better connect communities, enhance safety and support economic growth.

None of the grants were awarded to projects in Ohio. DOT said it received 173 eligible applications seeking a collective $7.4 billion in funding.

One of the rail projects is in Wisconsin while the other is in Oklahoma.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be awarded $55.15 million to widen 11 miles of the Mountain Parkway from two to four lanes between the Kentucky 191 overpass and the Kentucky 205 interchange.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be awarded $25 million to replace and expand an existing land port of entry at the U.S.-Canada border.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation will be awarded $12 million to construct 3.1 miles of grade and drain pavement improvements on Corridor H from U.S. Route 219 to the West Virginia Route 72 interchange.

INFRA was established under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.

Congress will have 60 days to review the USDOT’s proposed project awardees. After the 60-day review, DOT is free to begin awarding funding.

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