Competitive Highway Bridge Program 2019 Grant Awards
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced the recipients of $225 million in grant funding under the Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP). The grants were awarded to 20 projects in 18 states to fund a variety of bridge improvements that include replacement and rehabilitation.
On September 5, 2018, the Federal Highway Administration published a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) in the Federal Register for the Competitive Highway Bridge Program. The funds go toward highway bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects on public roads that demonstrate cost savings by bundling at least two highway bridge projects into a single contract.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, appropriated $225 million for the Competitive Highway Bridge Program. Eligible applicants are state departments of transportations from a state that has a population density of less than 100 individuals per square-mile based on the 2010 census. The calculation of individuals per square mile is based on the land area, which is consistent with the practice of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Per this requirement, the following state DOTs were eligible to apply: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
- Alabama - I-85 Exit 60, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and Long Street Bridge Replacement Project
- Alaska - South Seward Highway Bridge Project
- Arizona - US 191 Bridge Bundling Project
- Arkansas - Osceola Area Economic Development Project
- Colorado - Concrete Box Culvert and Corrugated Metal Pipe Culvert Program
- Idaho - Local Highway Technical Assistance Council
- Iowa - Bridges for Iowa's Future
- Kansas - Gray, Clark, and Meade County Bridge Bundle
- Maine - Franklin County Bridges Project
- Maine - I-295 Bridges Project
- Minnesota - District 1/St. Louis County Bridge Bundling Project
- Mississippi - Bridge Replacements in Lincoln, Marion, Jefferson Davis, and Walthall Counties
- Mississippi - Bridge Replacements in Tallahatchie, Yalobusha, and Attala Counties
- Missouri - Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program
- Nebraska - Norfolk Northeast Bridges Project
- Nevada - I-515 Las Vegas Bridge Replacements
- North Dakota - Bridge Rural Replacement Program
- Oklahoma - Grant County Bridge Replacement Project
- Oregon - Douglas County Bridge Replacement Project
- South Dakota - West River Counties Bridge Replacement Project