US Department of Transportation Launched Program Through Biden’s Infrastructure Law

The U.S. Department of Transportation today launched the historic Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program, made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The program, to be administered by the Federal Highway Administration, represents the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system – providing $26.5 billion to states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico over five years and $825 million for Tribal transportation facilities.

Alaska will receive $225 million under the new program to address highway bridge needs. The funding will help improve the condition of about 141 bridges in poor condition and to preserve and improve about 790 bridges in fair condition in the state.