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Interstate Maintenance Discretionary Program

The Interstate Maintenance Discretionary (IMD) Program provides funding for resurfacing, restoration, rehabilitation and reconstruction (4R) work, including added lanes to increase capacity, on most existing Interstate System routes.

Eligible Government Entity / SAFETEA-LU and/or Title 23 Citation(s)
The amounts set aside for IMD shall be made available by the Secretary to any State applying for such funds based on selection criteria. (23 USC 118(c)(2))

The statutory criteria for eligibility of IMD projects are provided in section 118(c) of 23 U.S.C., as follows:

  1. IMD funds are available for resurfacing, restoring, rehabilitating and reconstructing (4R) work, including added lanes, on specific routes on the Interstate System in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 118(c)(1).

  2. Under the provisions of 23 U.S.C. 118(c)(2), a State is eligible to receive an allocation of IMD funds, if it has obligated or demonstrates that it will obligate in the fiscal year all of its Interstate Maintenance (IM) funds.

  3. The State must be willing and able to obligate the IMD funds within 1 year of the date the funds are made available, apply the funds to a ready-to-commence project, and in the case of construction work, begin work within 90 days after obligation.

Estimated Amount Available for Grants*: $100,000,000
*Note: Actual amount available for award subject to reduction pending final obligation limitation distribution and lop-off calculation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: June 3, 2011

FHWA Point of Contact
Tony DeSimone
Office of Program Administration

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