Barletta Announces Millions in Federal Infrastructure Grant Funding for Pennsylvania

Jun 5, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) announced that two projects in Pennsylvania have been selected to receive significant grant funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has been awarded $35,110,410 to construct a high-speed I-99/I-80 interchange, while the Harrisburg International Airport will be receiving $2,746,074 for runway rehabilitation.

“As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,” Barletta said, “I’ve spoken firsthand with the people who live and work in the areas served by these roadways, and know how important this project is to economic development and the safety of residents and visitors.  Additionally, as someone who spent years working in the road construction industry, I know how critical it is that we continue to invest in that system.  This much-needed funding will generate construction jobs and enhance our national freight network, which will help create opportunities for economic growth across Pennsylvania.” 

Funding for the I-99/I-80 interchange project was awarded through the DOT’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program.  The INFRA program was launched by the Trump Administration last year, and provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges.  Earlier this year, Barletta sent a letter to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao expressing support for the project, as I-80 runs through four counties in Pennsylvania’s 11th district, and is critical to the movement of goods throughout the Commonwealth, and the Mid-Atlantic region as a whole.

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