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Federal Funds Advance $70B in Highway Improvements

State governments leveraged $29 billion in federal funds to advance $70 billion in highway improvements during fiscal year 2020, according to new federal data. An interactive dashboard created by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) provides a clear look at how and where all 50 states used federal highway program funds.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data compiled by ARTBA’s chief economist Dr. Alison Premo Black displays information on more than 22,000 projects that moved forward last year. The top five projects that moved forward nationwide in 2020 include a mix of federal, state, local and private funds. Those projects are:

  • Virginia I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project ($3.9 billion)
  • Indiana PR 69 New Road Construction Marion County Segment ($725 million)
  • Arkansas I-530, Highway 67 Widening and Reconstruction ($631.7 million)
  • Louisiana I-10 ($592 million)
  • Texas US 290 ($556 million)

Texas leads the list of top five states with the most projects (including advance construction) with 1,249 projects, followed by Ohio with 1,222 projects, California with 1,120 projects, Michigan with 1,100 projects and Indiana with 1,041 projects.


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Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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