Oct 13 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is awarding the state of North Carolina $1.4 billion in funding for North Carolina highways and bridges. The funding comes from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, legislation Senator Tillis helped negotiate and pass into law. 

“This grant is a huge win for North Carolina, providing major funding for necessary improvements to our highways and bridges,” said Senator Tillis. “As a member of the bipartisan infrastructure group, I worked hard to ensure the package improved North Carolina’s roads, highways, and bridges for generations to come, and I applaud the DOT and the FHWA for their continued investment in our great state.” 

Specifically, the grant includes:

  1. National Highway Performance Program: $772.6 million
  2. Surface Transportation Block Grant Program: $375.8 million
  3. Highway Safety Improvement Program: $80.5 million
  4. Railway-Highway Crossings Program: $7 million
  5. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement: $56.9 million
  6. Metropolitan Planning: $7.8 million
  7. National Highway Freight Program: $36.9 million
  8. Carbon Reduction Program: $33.5 million
  9. PROTECT Formula Program: $38.1 million

Total: $1.4 billion