WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Highway Administration has announced $61 billion in funding for major highway and bridge projects in five states.
This is one of the largest funding appropriations yet from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law in early November of 2021. These allocations are part of fiscal year 2024, which began October 1.
Of the highway funding appropriations, Texas gets the biggest chunk with $5.38 billion. California is second with $5.06 billion. Florida receives the third-largest allocation at $2.61 billion. Fourth is New York with $2.31 billion, followed by Pennsylvania who gets $2.26 billion.
Of the entire $61 billion, a total of $54.6 billion spans nine categories of highway projects.
Illinois ranks fourth in the roster of states receiving the largest bridge funding allocation in this round. Illinois gets $297.3 million.
Number-one bridge funding recipient state is California with $574.8 billion. New York is second with $409 million. Third is Pennsylvania with $353.4 million, and fifth is New Jersey with $246.1 million.
“These historic investments in American infrastructure give states the flexibility they need to determine how to allocate funds for a range of transportation projects, such as improving safety for all road users, replacing aging bridges and reducing carbon emissions,” said FHWA Administrator Shailen Bhatt.