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Appendix L - The Five Highest Awards Each

Fiscal Year by Type of Project: Economic Development (EDv) or Mobility/Safety (M/S)

FY 99

State

Project Title

Award

Type/

Percentage

Arkansas

Environmental Studies for future I69 (mulitstate)

$10,000,000.00

EDv

California

Environmental review, detailed designed and Right- of- way acquisition for State Route 905

$7,400,000.00

M/S

Michigan

Design of an improved Ambassador Bridge gateway and reconstruction of nearby portions of I-75/I-96

$10,600,000.00

M/S

Texas

Construction of freeway overpasses and connectors on FM 3464 from I-35 to the new border crossings in Laredo

$6,200,000.00

M/S

Washington

Construction of a number of grade separations and port access improvements in the corridor from Everette to tacoma, generally known as the FAST corridor

$10,000,000.00

M/S

TOTAL

  44,200,000.00

M/S - 77%

EDv - 23%

FY 00

State

Project Title

Award

Type/

Percentage

California

Environmental study, design, and ROW acquisition along SR905 in San Diego Metropolitan Area

$7,500,000.00

M/S

Illinois

Reconstruction and rehabilitation on the Stevenson Expressway between I-90-94 and I-294 in Chicago Metropolitan Area

$6,968,000.00

M/S

Texas

Environmental study for Corridor 18 from northeast Texas to lower Rio Grande Valley

$13,065,000.00

EDv

West Virginia

Construction work on the Mon/Fayette Expressway in Monongalia County

$10,452,000.00

EDv

Wisconsin

Reconstruction and widening along SR29 in the vicinity of Chippewa Falls

$10,452,000.00

EDv

TOTAL

 

48,437,000.00

M/S - 30%

EDv - 70%

FY 01

State

Project Title

Award

Type/

Percentage

Arkansas

Environmental and Location studies for future I-69 from Sarnia and Windosr, Ontario Canada to Laredo and the Lower Rio Grande Valley (US/Mexico Border) (multistate project)

$5,000,000.00

EDv

Florida

US 19, Florida

$8,790,000.00

EDv

Kentucky

I-66, Somerset to London, Kentucky

$4,395,000.00

EDv

Illinois

I-74, bridge Moline, Illinois

$4,922,400.00

M/S

West Virginia

Coalfields Expressway, West Virginia

$8,790,000.00

EDv

TOTAL

  31,897,400.00

M/S - 15%

EDv - 85%

FY 02

State

Project Title

Award

Type/

Percentage

Alabama

Tuscaloose Eastern Bypass from I-59 to Rice Mine Road

$19,420,000.00

EDv

Florida

US 19

$24,275,000.00

EDv

Kentucky

I-66

$19,420,000.00

EDv

Washington

FAST Corridor project

$19,420,000.00

M/S

West Virginia

King Coal Highway

$19,420,000.00

EDv

TOTAL

 

101,955,000.00

M/S - 17%

EDv - 83%

FY 03

State

Project Title

Award

Type/

Percentage

Texas

SR-130 Right of Way Williamson Guadalupe Travis and Caldwell, Texas

$10,000,000.00

EDv

Alabama

Tuscaloosa Eastern Bypass, Alabama

$10,000,000.00

EDv

Missouri

US 60 Carter & Butler Counties, Missouri

$10,000,000.00

EDv

West Virginia

Coalfields Expressway McDowell County, West Virginia

$9,000,000.00

EDv

Kentucky

Monticello Street Overpass, Kentucky

$7,750,000.00

M/S

TOTAL

 

46,750,000.00

M/S - 17%

EDv - 83%

The classification of projects was done without requesting input from the state transportation agencies. This was done because the definition of economic development varies from State to State. In fact, some States don't have a formal economic development program. The principal program official for the NCPD/CBI did the classification based on documents submitted with allocation requests, other documents, and information from websites that mention the project in question and other information available. The classification represents which of the two purposes is more important to the project advocates. For example, the FAST project in Washington State is obviously intended to improve safety, reduce congestion and help the local economy. However, because there are existing safety and congestion problems, the FHWA considers that safety and congestion mitigation was more important than economic development. In the future I-69 project, project completion would bring a safety benefit by drawing traffic from existing two-lane undivided highways and placing this traffic on four-lane divided highways. However, websites advocating future I-69 tends to emphasize the economic development aspect of the project more than safety aspects of the project.

Additional Notes
  1. Various advocacy groups and organizations refer to the NCPD/CBI program by various names including: the borders/corridors program, the corridors to borders program and the CORBOR program.
  2. The Chapter on the history of the NCPD/CBI in the first section entitled from ISTEA through 1997 discusses two Congressional reports. HEPI (the program office responsible for administering the NCPD/CBI) did not substantively participate in the development of either report. HEPI has attempted to determine if these reports were formally submitted to Congress but has not been able to make such a determination. However, HEPI believes that Congress required the second report based on Congress having either an official or unofficial version of the first report.
  3. The last paragraph of the Chapter on Feedback on the Programs refers to site visits. A summary of all site visits follows:

Project(s)

Reason for visit and some findings

Multimodal trade corridor study of the I-5 corridor between Portland (OR) and Vancouver (WA) and vicinity from I-84 in Oregon to I-205 in Washington. FY 1999 award for $2,000,000

For some time after project obligation the rate of expenditure was unexpected slow. Verified that there was a valid reason for it.

Construction of a number of highway-rail grade separations and port access projects on the Freight Action Strategy (FAST) Corridor from Everett (WA) to Tacoma (WA). FY 1999 award for $10,000,000. Awards were also made in other years.

Invited by project sponsors and was already in WA for workshop. This was one of the highest awards in FY 1999 and also received funding in later years. Verified the importance of the project for the regional transportation system and the level of local support for it.

Construction of freeway overpasses and connectors in Laredo on Farm to Market (FM) 3464 from I-35 to the new border crossing. FY 1999 award for about $6,000,000.

Invited by project sponsors and was in south Texas on a separate contract. Verified that the project has been an outstanding success.

US 219 and several projects in Niagara County, NY with awards totaling about $8,000,000 in FY 1999 and FY 2000.

New York requested approval to move funds between projects. Verified that there was a strong public benefit in approving the State's request. Also verified the success of one component of the projects.

Various projects, mostly bridge projects, in the El Paso area, including projects in both Texas and New Mexico. FY 1999, FY 2000 and FY 2001 awards totaled about $8,000,000.

Complex project involving GSA and coordination of several bridges and POEs between the US and Mexico. Many projects within a small geographical area. Determined that a simplified "performance" evaluation will not be possible on the bridge projects.

Updated: 12/03/2012
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