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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. Transportation Secretary Mineta Announces $7.4 Million for Florida Highway, Bridge Projects
Investment Will Fund New Tamiami Bridge, 16 Other Projects
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today announced that newly released funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will help reduce congestion, enhance safety and improve traffic flow at key transportation projects around the state. The Bush administration is providing more than $7.4 million for replacement of the Tamiami Bridge in Dade County and 16 other Florida transportation projects.
"Investing in Florida's highways is the best way to get people to their jobs, families to their homes and goods to market," Secretary Mineta said.
Several of the projects will ease congestion on some of the state's most heavily traveled roads. The Bush administration has slated more than $850,000 for replacement of the Tamiami Bridge and more than $1.1 million for improvements to SR-694 in Pinellas Park.
Other projects include more than $375,000 for ferryboats that will provide service for the city of Palatka and more than $565,000 for the Timucuan Preserve Bike Trail.
"The funding we're announcing today is an investment in the transportation infrastructure of Florida and the region," said FHWA Administrator Mary Peters. "The President understands that these investments are important to our quality of life and to keep our economy moving."
The following table shows a list of these grants for Florida.