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


(November 12, 2019) - - Today (November 12, 2019), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

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.

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