Six states may recieve nearly $5 million to speed highway construction and reduce gridlock

The nation’s top highway official recently announced nearly $5 million will be directed to Maryland, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Utah and Virginia to reduce traffic jams near highway construction sites by speeding project completion.

The “Highways for LIFE” program is managed by the FHWA to provide grant money to help states build roads faster while making them last longer and less costly to maintain. In addition to direct funding, the program can ease state matching requirements for such projects, thereby saving millions in state transportation funds.

“These funds are critical to improving America’s infrastructure while minimizing traffic delays,” said Federal Highway Administrator J. Richard Capka. “Reducing traffic congestion is key not only to our nation’s quality of life but also to keeping our economy healthy and internationally competitive.”

You can read more about the specifics of the program on the Department of Transportation site.

Source: Department of Transportation

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