Dover – The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) annual August redistribution has resulted in Delaware receiving an additional $30,428,691 in federal funding for infrastructure projects. The redistribution dollars represent federal transportation improvement funds that were allocated, but not used by other states.
“We are continuing to make significant investments – more than $4.5 billion – in infrastructure projects in every part of our state over the next six years. Every additional dollar we receive builds on the largest infrastructure program in Delaware history, fixes our roads and bridges, and creates good jobs up and down our state,” said Governor John Carney.
Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan commented, “These additional funds will be used to advance nine projects across the state that are in various stages of development. Applying these new federal dollars to these projects helps ease our fiscal challenges as a result of decreased revenue the Department has experienced since the onset of the pandemic.”
Projects that will benefit from the redistribution include the Route 299 widening construction project from Route 1 to Catherine Street in Middletown, the ongoing Route 141/I-95 interchange to Jay Drive construction project in New Castle, and the Route 24 at Route 5 and Route 23 intersection improvement construction project in Long Neck.
Each summer, FHWA redistributes unused funding for infrastructure programs to projects that are able to utilize the funding before the end of the federal fiscal year. Since 2012, DelDOT has secured more than $174 million in additional federal funding through the August redistribution process.