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Federal Highway Administration Awards $8M to 10 States for Innovative Projects

Federal Highway Administration Awards $8M to 10 States for Innovative Projects

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced more than $8 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program grants to state departments of transportation (DOTs) and local governments in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and North Dakota. The grants will help deliver bridge projects sooner, improve traffic management, and accelerate the use of innovative tools and technologies.

"These funds will help support our state and local partners across the country in their efforts to deliver more resilient roads, bridges and highways for the traveling public," said Federal Highway Administrator Nicole R. Nason. "The grants being awarded today will help advance innovative transportation solutions to improve safety and mobility on America's roadways."

Since the launch of the AID Demonstration in February 2014, and including the grants announced Jan. 21, FHWA officials have awarded more than $74 million for 102 grants to help federal land management agencies, tribal governments, state DOTs, metropolitan planning organizations and local governments accelerate the use of innovative practices and improve safety. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation, for example, is using a $1 million grant awarded in Fiscal Year 2017 to help pay for its first Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). That project will demolish the existing SH-6 bridges over I-40, replace them with the DDI and create a safer intersection in Elk City... FULL ARTICLE

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