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2012 Discretionary Grant Program Fact Sheet

Delta Region Transportation Development Program

Description: The Delta Region Transportation Development Program (DRTDP) provides grants to support and encourage multistate transportation planning and corridor development; provide for transportation project development; and support transportation construction in the Delta region. The Delta region includes portions of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding: States and metropolitan planning organizations in the Delta Region are eligible for DRTDP discretionary grants.

Amount of funds awarded $8,518,388

Amount of funds requested: $66,403,066

Number of applications received: 16

Number of applications selected: 8

State Project Description Funding Amount
AR Black River Bridges and Approaches This project will replace and widen a bridge on Highway 63 over the Black River and Highway 25 in Black Rock to reduce crashes and improve overall safety. $1,553,704
IL I-66 Phase 1 Study This study will evaluate various alignments of the proposed I-66 across Illinois from Cape Girardeau, MO, to Paducah, KY. $661,151
LA Louisiana Route 10 Repaving This project will repave Louisiana Route 10 between Louisiana Route 43 to Louisiana Route 441 in Greensburg to improve roadway conditions. $930,535
MS State Route 6 and I-55 Interchange This project will reconstruct the I-55 interchange with SR 6 in Batesville to improve on- and off-ramps and install lighting and traffic signalization to improve roadway safety. $1,443,808
MS Byram Clinton Corridor in Hinds County This project will construct a four-lane limited access road with sidewalks, bike trails, and pedestrian walking trails from I-20 to Sam Herring Road. $1,250,000
MO Missouri Route 34 Bridge Replacement in Glen Allen This project will replace a bridge and reconstruct a 1.6-mile section of Missouri Route 34 in Glen Allen in Bollinger County to improve safety along an evacuation route. $1,323,186
MO Missouri Route 34 Safety Improvements This project will reconstruct a 2.6 mile section of Missouri Route 34 from Route DD to Route ZZ to improve safety. $956,004
TN US 78 Corridor Preliminary Engineering in Shelby County This project will develop planning and preliminary design to reconstruct US 78 with the goal of improving mobility coming into Tennessee from Mississippi. $400,000


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FHWA 2012 Discretionary Grant Press Release

Program Contact:

Wesley Blount
Office of Human Environment