The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week announced that it is $52.5 billion in funding to all 50 states and the District of Columbia under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
FHWA says the $52.5 billion in apportioned funding for FY 2022 represents an increase of more than 20% as compared to FY 2021 for Federal-aid Highway Program apportionments.
In implementing the IIJA, the FHWA believes the Federal-aid Highway Program apportionments—as well as additional formula funding under the Highway Infrastructure Program and discretionary funding to be made available through new and existing program grants—will address long-overdue needs hampering the safety and performance of America’s roads, bridges, and highways.
FHWA says the funding will help reduce the backlog of major repairs for highways and bridges and increase the number of communities that have strategies to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries.
Additional funding to be announced in 2022 will contribute to fixing up to 10 of the most economically significant bridges in the nation, and repairing over 15,000 smaller bridges across the country; reconnecting as many as 20 communities by removing portions of interstates and redesigning rural main streets; and spurring the creation of a nationwide network of 500,000 EV chargers by 2030, including a special program for smaller and underserved communities.
“Providing states with information on their apportioned funds today is an important first step in using the resources provided in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to make transportation systems across the country safer and more resilient,” Deputy Federal Highway Administrator Stephanie Pollack said in a statement. “We look forward to working with transportation agencies and the communities they serve to use these resources to build a better America.”
The apportionment notice can be viewed at FHWA’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding web page, which organizes notices by fiscal year.
SOURCE: Federal Highway Administration