Montana launched 468 transportation projects in the first year of the Infrastructure Act, a new report shows

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WASHINGTON, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Montana used $649.3 million in federal highway and bridge formula funds in fiscal 2022 to support 468 new improvement projects in communities throughout the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a U.S. review State to launch Treasury data by September 30th.

“A key takeaway from the Treasury Department data is that the bipartisan infrastructure law is working as intended for the first year, with state transportation departments disbursing funds and projects laying the groundwork,” said Dr. Alison, chief economist for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Premo Black who prepared the report.

“The economic and livable benefits of the Infrastructure Act will become even more apparent as funding continues for years to come,” added Paula Hammond, chair of ARTBA, senior vice president of WSP USA. “The beneficiaries of these long-term investments will be the American travelers in their communities.”

President Joe Biden signed the IIJA into law on May 15. November 2021. Nearly 90 percent of the IIJA’s highway funds are distributed to states under the existing formula, with the remainder being distributed through discretionary grants and other allocated programs.

By the end of September, over 29,000 IIJA projects had been started nationwide. The five largest projects supported by formula funds in Montana are:

  1. US$40.0 million construction project to rehabilitate existing roads in Lewis & Clark County on multiple stretches
  2. Garfield County Existing Road Reconstruction on National Highway Route 57/Mt 200 – $25.8 million
  3. Multiple stretches of existing road rehabilitation in Yellowstone County – $18.1 million
  4. Reconstruction of an existing roadway in Lake County on National Highway Route 5/US 93 – $18.0 million
  5. Works required for future high voltage cable rail installation (several counties adjacent to Interstate Route 90) – $16.4 million

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Founded in 1902 and based in Washington, DC, ARTBA champions infrastructure investments and policies that meet the nation’s need for safe and efficient travel.

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SOURCE American Road & Transportation Builders Association

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