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Overview of State Economic Development Highway Programs (Task A-B Report)

Part 2: Profiles Of Economic Development Highway Programs

Alabama Department of Transportation

Program Name

Industrial Access Program


The program's objective is to provide public access to new or expanding industries in the state.

Program Requirements

The program's basic requirement is (1) the industry must be new or (2) it must be an existing industry that is expanding and creating new jobs with new industry investment. There is no minimum new job requirement or industry investment requirement. However, the Authority looks at the number of jobs created, the industry investment, the willingness of a local sponsoring governmental agency to provide some matching funds (matching is not a requirement) versus the amount of Industrial Access funds being requested.


The program is funded with $12 million from the Transportation Department's budget. Any interest earned on funds not yet distributed is added to the account. It is a reimbursement program with the state paying monthly estimates after work is performed. The state approves plans and allows the local sponsoring agency to issue a contract for construction of the facility either directly or through the state. There is no minimum or maximum funding amount for projects, they just have to compete with other projects throughout the state.

Industrial Development Access Program Projects FY 2002


Project Scope

State Amount



Private Capital Investment

Jetplex Industrial Park at Huntsville International Airport (tenants include International Diesel of Alabama)

Relocating approximately 9,000 feet of Boeing Boulevard and constructing approximately 2,200 feet of new access road




TS Tech in the City of Albertville

Resurfacing Wagner Drive from AL 205 to US 431




Service Zone Inc. in Covington County

Approximately 2,200 feet of new access road




Coca-Cola Industries in Houston County

Approximately 0.985 miles of resurfacing on Napier Field Road




Lincoln Industrial Park in the City of Lincoln (Ready Mix USA, Cantech, Inc., & Lincoln Paving and Grading

Approximately 1,500 feet of new access road into Lincoln Industrial Park from Speedway Boulevard North




Butler County Industrial Park, (Montgomery Technology, Inc., Thurmon Mold, and Jackson Lumber Sales and Manufacturing)

Approximately 4,100 feet of intersection improvements, turn lanes and internal industrial park roads




Boise Cascade in Clarke County

Supplemental funding for railroad overpass and approaches at Norfolk Southern Railroad.



Menasha Project in the City of Athens, Lime-stone County (Conagra, Swee Sue, Aviagen, Trisusa

Approximately 3,100 feet widened from 2 lanes to 4 lanes, including bridge, on AL 99 and widened Elm Street from AL99 to US 31




Wal-Mart Stores- East in City of Brundidge, Pike County

Turn lanes and intersection improvements on US 231 and reconstruction. Approximately 4,400 feet of CR 6 to improve access for Wal-Mart Distribution Center




Total Funds





Arizona Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Economic Strength Projects Program


The program's objective is to fund projects that create and retain jobs, lead to capital investment, and contribute to the economy in the State of Arizona or within the local authority.

Program Requirements

The Arizona Department of Transportation works with the Arizona Department of Commerce in selection and funding of ESP projects. Projects are selected based on the following criteria: (1) cost of the project; (2) jobs created or retained, projected capital investment and contribution to the economy of the state; (3) cost/benefit ratio; (4) local match funding; (5) expenditure on local infrastructure relating to the project; (6) magnitude of the project and its relative value; and (7) and specific time schedule for project completion.


The funding for the ESP projects came from the Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF). From year 1991 to 2002, approximately $1 million was made available, $500,000 each on a semi-annual basis. In the year 2003, only $500,000 is allocated for ESP projects.

Economic Strength Projects FY 2002 Round I

Project Business Assisted Jobs Created Private Sector Capital Investment State Amount
Reconstruction of 1,080 feet of Buckeye Road Western Container, a manufacturer of plastic beverage bottles 75 $32,960,000 $76,125
Construction of 450 feet of new Bingham Avenue to access project Hand Properties, a developer, for the construction of a Family Dollar retail store 7 $350,000 $40,000
Extension of Dodge Avenue from Railhead to Old Route 66 Flagstaff Mall, a retail shopping center 450 $60,000,000 $250,000
Reconstruction of 1.25 miles of Houston Avenue 24 small businesses that are located on Houston Avenue 103 $8,585,000 $133,875

Economic Strength Projects FY 2002 Round II

Project Scope Business assisted Jobs Created Private Sector Capital Investment State Amount
Reconstruction and paving of 3.2 miles of Aviation Drive AAI Corp., a testing company for UAVs(un-manned aerial vehicles) 10 $ 544,000 $36,000
Reconstruction of Thorton & Peters Roads to include acceleration and deceleration lanes A currently unidentified company that will operate a distribution warehouse facility 400 $ 42,300,000 $78,498
Reconstruction of Hunt Highway and SR 79 to include acceleration and deceleration lanes DCSJ, a commercial developer building a 120-bed hospital 450 $15,350,000 $112,500
Reconstruction of 1.8 miles of roadway from SR 77 to the facility Columbia University's Biosphere 2 Center, a 501c3 facility for teaching and research about Earth systems 60 $23,000,000 $139,947
Reconstruction of 1,750 feet of Florentine Road from Windsong to Lake Valley Yavapai Regional Medical Center, a medical hospital 263 $36,380,000 $162,500
Reconstruction of 1,000 feet of SR 60 at N. 37th Street to include acceleration and deceleration lanes Liberty Fence and Supply, a manufacturer and retail seller of fencing and supplies 26 $801,978 $56,093
Total Funds       $1,085,538

Florida Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Transportation Outreach Program (TOP)


The program's objective is to fund transportation projects that would preserve transportation infrastructure, enhance Florida's economic growth and competitiveness, and improve travel choices to ensure mobility.

Program Requirements

Most of the eligible economic growth and competitiveness projects include: (1) major highway improvements that provide linkage to major highways, bridges, trade and economic development corridors; access projects for freight and passengers; (2) major public transportation projects, such as seaport projects that improve cargo and passenger movements; aviation projects that increase passenger emplanements and cargo activity; rail projects that facilitate the movement of passengers and cargo.


The program is 100% state program funded at a minimum of $60 million each year beginning in FY 2001-2002. In the FY 2002-2003, $91.8 million in funds were approved for TOP projects. According to the Florida DOT's 2001/02 Program and Resource Plan summary for the next ten years, the Transportation Outreach Program will be funded at $995 million by year 2010.

Transportation Outreach Program Projects FY 2002

Highway Project Project Scope State Amount
Manatee County BOCC Widen SR 70 $3,000,000
Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority New interchange US 301 & University Parkway $1,650,000
City of Bonita Springs Widen US 41 $4,000,000
Desoto County Improve infrastructure in S. Desoto County $1,947,867
Collier County Golden Gate Parkway Corridor Improvement $7,450,000
CSX Transportation Construction & realignment of track at Bradenton Yard $600,000
Sarasota County Central Sarasota Parkway Int. at I-75 $1,000,000
City of Fort Myers Palmetto Avenue Extension $5,000,000
City of Bradenton 3rd Avenue West connection $300,000
City of Jacksonville Cecil Commerce Center- New World Avenue $3,500,000
Port of Jacksonville  Tallyrand Docks 21st Street Connector $3,000,000
Clay County BOCC Construct the Wells Connector $300,000
Clay County Cleveland Connector; Blanding Boulevard & Branan Field Road $825,000
Port of Pensacola Planning study of port to improve truck access $192,500
Opportunity Florida Gulf to Bay Highway $2,240,000
Wakulla County Widen US 319 $1,500,000
Port of Everglades Eller Drive Overpass $3,000,000
Broward MPO US 1/ Eller Drive - NW Quadrant $3,000,000
MPO of Palm Beach Broadway (US 1 in Riviera Beach) $1,000,000
City of Riviera Beach Port of Palm Beach - Widen SR 710 from 2 to 4 lanes $3,000,000
Palm Beach County Widen Atlantic Avenue $2,000,000
Flagler County Widen & reconstruct Old Dixie Highway $200,000
Flagler County Widen & reconstruct County Road 205 $354,000
City of Ormond Beach IJR for new interstate interchange $150,000
City of Edgewater Realignment of Air Park Road $150,290
Volusia County I-4 Frontage Road $1,360,000
Daytona Beach Shores Access management along SR A1A $800,000
City of Deltona Widen Courtland Boulevard $90,000
City of Deltona Widen Normandy Boulevard $70,000
City of Deltona Widen Fort Smith Boulevard $65,000
City of Ormond Beach Enhancement of US 1 Corridor $200,000
Winter Park/ Altamonte Spring North Orange/ South Seminole Circulator $1,750,000
City of Orlando SR 528/SR 15 Interchange Imp. $1,150,000
Metroplan Orlando/ Orlando Inter. Imp. at Boggy Creek Road & Landstreet Road $582,100
Orange County Widen West SR 50 $2,100,000
Brevard County BOCC Spaceport Transportation Corridor Modification $600,000
Florida East Coast Railway Construct Track Portion in South Florida $1,024,550
Miami-Dade Transit DuPont Plaza $1,300,000
City of Miami Beach Improve 16th Street Corridor $100,000
City of Treasure Island Bridges - 120 - 108th Avenue $5,200,000
Tampa-Hills County Exp. Authority ITS component of reversible lane project $4,000,000
Sub Total1   $69,751,307
Other Project Project Scope State Amount
Panama City-Bay County Airport Relocate Panama City Airport $8,000,000
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Airfield & terminal facility improvements $4,000,000
Volusia County Daytona Area Transportation Solution $4,000,000
Orlando Sanford International Airport Airline maintenance hangar $1,500,000
Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority Corporate aviation terminal at Space Coast Reg. $1,700,000
City of Deland Intermodal transportation facility $400,000
City of North Miami Transit circulator system $809,000
City of Brooksville Enhance transit service $980,000
Sub Total   $21,389,000
Grand Total   $91,140,307

1 Represents Highway portion of total approved multi-modal program funds.

Georgia Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Governor's Road Improvement Program (GRIP)


The objective of GRIP is to fund a system of highways to bring access to the state's smaller communities and promote economic development. Once completed, the GRIP system will bring 75% of Georgia's population within two miles of a four-lane road and 98% of the State's population within 20 miles of a four-lane road. The program will also provide access for oversized trucks (requiring an oversize permit from the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles) to all cities having a population above 2,000.

Program Requirements

GRIP targets nineteen corridors. These corridors are economic development highways consisting of existing primary routes and truck connecting routes. Under GRIP, the corridors will be widened to four lane roads. The total system length is 3,184 miles. Eleven of these corridors are currently active, meaning they have pre-construction activities underway. The estimated total cost to complete all of the GRIP corridors is approximately $3.6 billion. The cost to complete the active corridors is $2.4 billion.


The GRIP program has been funded by the state legislature with general fund money and bonds, and by the Georgia Department of Transportation utilizing state motor fuel and federal funds. In June 2001, Governor Roy Barnes announced the Governors Transportation Choices Initiative (GTCI) that proposes to accelerate completion of the active GRIP corridors in the next 7 years. The GTCI Program is proposed to be funded through many sources, but primarily by the use of Grant Anticipation Revenue Bonds, which would be reimbursed in future years with federal transportation funds. The funding sources and timeline for this accelerated program are subject to change.

GRIP Projects FY 2002

Governor's Road Improvement Program Projects

  Corridor Length
(in miles)
Miles Open or Constructing State Estimated Cost
  Appalachian Developmental Highway 60 60  
  South Georgia Parkway/US 82 262 262  
  US 319 72 72  
Active Projects
  Golden Isles Parkway 168 155 $33,900,000
  Fall Line Freeway 215 168 $250,900,000
  SR 72 45 25 $92,700,000
  Savannah River Parkway 157 114 $102,400,000
  US 19 194 144 $141,000,000
  US 1/SR 17 331 140 $590,100,000
  US 27 352 232 $368,000,000
  US 441 362 171 $605,200,000
  US 84 252 210 $86,200,000
  SR 133 60 0 $192,600,000
  Power Alley/US 280 (partially active) 32 0 $54,700,000
Inactive Projects
  Northern Arc 55 0 Project on hold
  East-West Highway 169 0 $454.700,000
  SR 40 28 0 $26,300,000
  SR 32 176 0 $239,200,000
  SR 125 22 0 $20,700,000
  Power Alley/US 280 (inactive) 172 0 $371,200,000
Total Estimated Cost
Total Cost Expended FY 20021

1 Portion of total estimated cost expended in FY 2002

Illinois Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Economic Development Program (EDP)


The EDP program assists highway improvement projects that are needed to provide access to new or existing industrial, distribution, warehousing or tourism developments.

Program Requirements

Similar to other states, the program requirements include a 50% local match funding and job creation and retention condition. However, commercial and retail establishments are not eligible.


In the FY 1990-1994, the Highway Program included $27.5 million in funds for the Economic Development Access Road Program, of which $10.5 million was available to local units of government for highway improvements to support economic development. 50% match funding from the local government or developer is required and a commitment to locate in the area from the business/industry involved. In FY 1995-1999, the funding was extended with an additional $5 million annually, and in FY 2000, 2001 and 2002, the program funds doubled to $10 million. In FY 2002, EDP funds of $14.5 million were committed. Historically, the expended amounts on projects have exceeded the budgeted annual funds and sourced through other program funds.

Economic Development Program Projects FY 2002

County Project Scope State Amount
  • Improvements to Prospect Road
  • New construction for Turner Road
  • Improvements to US 136
  • Improvements to Rt. 38 and Loves Road
  • Extend 24 foot roadway on Gibson Drive to Stewart Road
  • New pavement on Steward Road to Gibson Drive to Illinois 1
  • Road improvements to 1,878 feet of Zabahlen Industrial Road North of Illinois 33
  • Reconstruction of the east 2,510 feet of Illinois Avenue between Rt. 37 to Industrial Park Drive
  • Reconstruct 1.9 miles of Minooka Road west of North Ridge Road
  • Improvements to Field Drive, Illinois 60 East approach and Illinois 60 West approach. Later a continuous right turn way was added.
  • Construction of Woods Lane
  • Improvements to Illinois 251 and construction of Intermodal Drive (East & West), and Brush Drive
St. Clair
  • Improvements to James R. Thompson Boulevard
  • Reconstruction and improvements between 8th Street and 5th Street
  • Construction of new roadway from Heinlein Drive west to the boundary of the International Paper Foodservice plant
  • Upgrading of Dublin Road from Illinois 73 to Kent Road
  • Improvements to Illinois 73/Dublin Road intersection
  • Construction of 432 feet of Mt. Carmel industrial road off of Illinois 15
  • Relocation of 1,750 feet of Remington Boulevard from 127th Street to connect Weber Road at Windham Parkway
  • Construction of 1,120 foot new roadway east of Illinois 148 into the Robert L. Butler Industrial Park
  • Construction of I-74 Drive in Phase 1 of Goldfield Business Park
Total Funds   $14,560,412

Iowa Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy Fund (RISE) Program


The program's objective is to promote economic development in Iowa through construction or improvement of roads, streets, and railroads.

Program Requirements

Two types of projects are funded under the RISE Program: (1) immediate opportunity projects that are related to an immediate non-speculative opportunity for permanent job creation or retention; and (2) local development projects that support local economic development, but do not require an immediate commitment of funds. The fund is designed to target value-added activities, give maximum economic benefits, emphasize community involvement and initiative, and address situations requiring an immediate response and commitment of funds. Rail projects are also eligible, but not included in the project list. Since it's beginning, RISE has assisted in creating and retaining more than 26,365 jobs.


Funded from 1.55-cent-per-gallon motor fuel tax, RISE receives approximately $30 million annually. Based on the Code of Iowa, 32.2% of the funding is spent on city streets, 3.2% on secondary roads, and 64.5% on primary roads. The local development and immediate opportunity projects are funded by the 32.2% of the funding spent on city streets.

Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy Program Projects FY 2002

Projects Business/Company Involved State Amount Private Sector Capital Investment Jobs Assisted
Immediate Opportunity Projects
Earling Manufacturing $81,400 $575,700 23
Keokuk Manufacturing $335,000 $2,640,000 61
Coon Rapids Warehouse-Distribution $74,088 $770,650 18
Cedar Falls Warehouse-Distribution $974,522 $88,085,000 445
Hardin County Ethanol $120,000 $17,855,000 20
Delaware County Ethanol $125,406 $18,055,000 23
Cherokee County Ethanol $240,000 $54,000,000 40
Elkader Manufacturing $123,278 $2,371,193 30
Floyd County Manufacturing $997,120 $12,500,000 300
Mt. Pleasant Manufacturing Food $117,640 $6,869,698 250
Sub Total $3,188,454 $203,722,241 1,210
Local Development Projects
Waterloo Industrial Park $2,121,700 $3,940,300  
Tipton Industrial Park $175,238 $175,237  
Council Bluffs Industrial Park $1,310,517 $1,310,517  
Dubuque Industrial Park $197,501 $197,501  
Ankeny/Polk County Industrial Park $5,530,500 $5,567,000  
Peosta Industrial Park $191,820 $191,820  
Grinnell Industrial Park $151,140 $151,140  
Waukee Industrial Park $326,239 $326,239  
Washington Industrial Park $121,606 $121,606  
Cedar Rapids Industrial Park $841,776 $841,776  
Wayland Industrial Park $125,869 $125,869  
Elk Horn Industrial Park $69,319 $69,319  
Cerro Grodo Co. Industrial Park $339,314 $339,314  
Mason City Industrial Park $212,670 $212,670  
Grimes Business Park $809,877 $809,877  
Sanborn Industrial Park $114,358 $114,358  
Spencer Industrial Park $64,483 $64,483  
Fort Dodge Industrial Park $99,021 $53,319  
Sub Total $12,802,948 $14,612,341  
Total RISE Funds under 32.2% of the total funding of $30 million1 $15,991,402 $218,334,582  

1 The local development and immediate opportunity projects are funded by the 32.2% of the funding spent on city streets.

Kansas Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Local Partnership Program


The Local Partnership Program's economic development category focuses on highway and bridge construction projects that enhance economic development in Kansas.

Program Requirements

The Local Partnership Program funds economic development projects on a maximum of 75% state (maximum of $2.0 million) and 25% local match basis. The highway or bridge construction projects under economic development funds must have the potential to increase the area's income, jobs, and land values in the surrounding areas.


The Local Partnership Program's state funding for the economic development category during the FY 1998-2002 was set at $3.0 million annually. For the FY 2003-2009, the economic development fund is set at $7.0 million annually. However, since FY 1998, the funds for the Economic Development and Geometric Link (ED/GL) categories have been pooled together, and the Highway Advisory Commission of the Kansas DOT selects projects from the total ED/GL applications. Thus making the total funds for ED/GL for FY 2003-2009 $13.0 million per annum.

Local Partnership Program Projects FY 2002

Project Route Project scope State Amount
US 54 Hunter Road; Old K 254 north to K 254 $365,000
US 81 Intersection of US 81 and proposed College Drive $280,000
K 156 RS 679; south of Fall River, then south 5.85 miles $350,000
US 73 Old KC Road; Moonlight Road E 1 mile to K 7141-01 $600,000
US 73 18th Street to 21st Street on South Sante Fe $462,000
  Plummer Avenue from K- 9 North to Ash Grove Road $1,241,000
Total Funds   $3,298,000

Louisiana Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development (TIMED) Program


The Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development Program is developed to connect major cities of Louisiana with a four-lane highway; enhance economic development; promote connectivity of bridge crossing; and fund inter-modal enhancements.

Program Requirements

The program requires that 80% of the workforce consist of Louisiana residents.


The TIMED Program is funded by $.04/gallon taxes, yielding approximately $110 million in FY 2002 and a $260 million bond issued in 1990. Louisiana recently had a $275 million bond issued in 2002. The estimated cost to finish the TIMED Program is $2.5 billion. The highway construction needs are based on the actual progress of the program, and not on an amount determined by the legislature.

Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development Program Projects


Transportation Mode Scope of Projects State Estimated Cost
Highway US 171 -Lake Charles to Shreveport $535,000,000
Highway US 165 -I-10-Alexandria-Monroe_Bastrop_Arkansas State Line $720,000,000
Highway US 167 -Alexandria-Ruston-Arkansas State Line $560,000,000
Highway LA 3241-I-12 to Bush $92,000,000
Highway Earhart Boulevard-Orleans Parish $20,000,000
Highway West Napoleon -Jefferson Parish $69,000,000
Highway LA 15-Natchez-Monroe* $73,000,000
Highway US 61 -Bains to Mississippi State Line* $35,000,000
Highway Tchoupitoulas Corridor $55,000,000
Highway US 90-Morgan City to Houma* $256,000,000
Highway West Bank Expressway* $33,000,000
Bridges Mississippi River at St. Francisville $192,000,000
Bridges Huey P. Long widened to 6 Lanes-Jefferson Parish $312,000,000
Bridges New Florida Avenue Bridge over the Industrial $166,000,000
Sub Total1   $3,118,000,000
Other Projects    
Transportation Mode Scope of Projects State Estimated Cost
Intermodal Port of New Orleans $100,000,000
Intermodal New Orleans International Airport $75,000,000
Sub Total   $175,000,000
Grand Total   $3,293,000,000
Expended TIMED Funds FY 20022   $99,717,258

*Completed projects. Since its operation, TIMED has completed four projects.

1 Represents Highway portion of multi-modal projects.

2 The TIMED Program administration determines financial needs for the upcoming year and ensures that they have the proceeds available. The annual needs are based on actual progress of the program, not an amount determined by the legislature.


Executive Office of Transportation and Construction

Program Name and Organization

Public Works Economic Development (PWED) Grant Program was created in the 1981 Transportation Bond Act (St. 1981.c.732).


The program's objective is to fund infrastructure improvement projects associated with local or city government's economic development efforts that would enhance the economic competitiveness of the State.

Program Requirements

The Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of Economic Affairs and the Secretary of Communities and Development, reviews and evaluates project selection. The projects are judged on the following criteria: (a) jobs to be created or retained as a direct result of the proposed projects; (b) unemployment statistics for the community or region; (c) equalized property value per capita in the community as compared to the state average; (d) average annual wage of jobs created or retained as compared to the average annual state wage; (e) ratio of public investment to total private investment; (f) an estimate of future economic benefits that may result from the proposed project and the private sector investment related to the project. The requested grant amount should not exceed $1 million on a given project unless it demonstrates significant regional benefits.


From 1988 to 2003, approximately $198 million has been authorized for the PWED Program in Massachusetts, of which $149 million has been awarded to cities and towns in support of projects that enhance their efforts to attract businesses and promote job growth. The most recent apportionment, Chapter 246 of the Acts of 2002, included $66 million in funding for the PWED Grant Program (which covers a multi-year award period).

Public Works Economic Development Grants Awarded in FY 2002

Community/Project Name Project Scope State Amount
Barnstable Infrastructure improvements $2,000,000
Boston-BRA Infrastructure improvement at Crosstown development at Melina Cass Boulevard in Roxbury $2,000,000
Cohasset Street and sidewalk improvements associated with the revitalization of a portion of the town's downtown business district along route 3A $1,500,000
Dalton Housatonic Street reconstruction project $250,000
Dartmouth Development costs associated with the road construction, curbing, drainage, lighting, and landscaping for a new Dartmouth portion of the New Bedford Business Park $1,000,000
Grafton Infrastructure improvements to support the Tufts Biomedical Science Park $990,440
Great Barrington The enhancement and revitalization of Crissey Road to create the Berkshire South Business Park $446,000
Groveland Bates Bridge/Elm Park preservation and reconstruction project $1,000,000
Haverhill Completion of the construction of the intersection of Hilldale Avenue and Rosemount Street which will provide direct access to the Rydan Park section of the Ward Hill Industrial Park $1,000,000
Hudson Assist the Town's efforts in providing for safer, more reliable roadway servicing in the commercial/industrial areas of town $1,425,000
Leominster Completion of the connector roadway that extends from Pioneer Park through Orchard Hill to the Route 2/Harvard Street interchange $750,000
Ludlow Reconstruction and extension of Sportsmen's Road, relocation of a solid waste transfer station, access/utilities for the Baird Middle School and a proposed community center $1,500,000
Marblehead Placement of underground wires, new sidewalks, resting curbs, and period lighting on Washington, Front, and Pleasant Streets $850,000
North Adams The city's Phase III Central City Revitalization Project $1,460,000
Rockland The town's roadway enhancement project $1,000,000
Total Funds   $17,171,440

Michigan Department of Transportation

Program Name

Target Industry Development category of the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF)


The Target Industry Development category is used to fund highway, road, and street improvements necessary to support the State's economic growth and competitiveness, accessibility to industries, and economic development.

Program Requirements

The fund, administered through the Office of Economic Development and Enhancement, selects projects based on the local economic significance of the private-sector investment need, job creation plan, and the urgency to complete the work. The TEDF authorizes funding to those transportation projects in the Target Development category that: (1) relate to one or more of the target industries like agriculture or food processing, tourism, forestry, high technology research, manufacturing, mining, office centers of 50,000 square feet or more in size; (2) will create or retain permanent jobs; (3) is immediate and non speculative; and (4) increase the tax base of the local area and impacts the local economy. In addition, eligible TEDF projects must satisfy a minimum of 20% or more of local match funding.


The TEDF Program is funded through three formulas and two grant programs. In FY 2002, $19.9 million were granted for the Target Industry Development category.

Target Industry Development Category Projects FY 2002

County Project Name State Amount
Chippewa Mackinac Trail $615,000
Gladwin Weber Road/M-61 $355,000
Mackinac Borgstorm Road $1,030,000
Macomb Marcy Street $168,850
Oakland Franklin Road $700,800
Saginaw Washington Avenue/M-81 $492,635
St. Joseph Clark Street $114,600
Tuscola S Colling Road/M-81 $192,000
Wayne I-94 $3,822,000
Wayne Multiple roads $4,233,331
Total Funds1   $11,724,216

1 In FY 2002, $19.9 million were granted for the Target Industry Development category of which $11.7 million were spent on projects.

Mississippi Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Four Lane Highway Program or Advocating Highways for Economic Advancement and Development Program


The program's objective is to provide a four-lane highway within 30 miles or 30 minutes of every Mississippi resident.

Program Requirements

In 1987, the program originally planned to construct 1,088 miles of four-lane highway in three phases by the year 2001 with an estimated cost of $1.6 billion. As of June 30, 2001, about 680.4 miles of new four-lane highway constructions were completed and in use (Phase I). In 1994, Phase-IV was added to provide improvements to an additional 619 miles. The cost of the entire program, including Phase IV, is expected to cost approximately $5.5 billion.

In 2002, Vision 21, a needs-based highway program passed by the Mississippi Legislature now includes Phase IV of the AHEAD program and provides for construction of roads within the Gaming Roads program, as well as other needs.


Major sources of funding dedicated to fund the program includes a motor fuel tax, a $5 car tag fee, a highway contractor's tax, federal aid, and proceeds from the transportation bond retirement fund. Additionally, the Mississippi Department of Transportation was authorized to temporarily borrow $200 million, if funding resources dictated.

Highway Projects FY 2002

Project Description


State Estimated Cost

Phase II

SR 302 from US 78 to 2.2 km east of Hacks Cross Road.



US 45 from Aberdeen to US 278



US 45 from 2 Miles North of US 84 to Hiwanee



US 45A from Artesia Road to US 82



US 61 from US 49 (near Lula) to SR 4 (south of Tunica)

Coahoma; Tunica


US 82 from Montgomery/Webster line to Starkville [NS1]  

multiple county region


US 84 from Jones/Wayne Co Line to Waynesboro bypass



US 98 from Tylertown Bypass to Foxworth

Walthall; Marion


Phase III

US 61 from Shelby to Bolivar/Coahoma a CL



US 84 from Eddiceton to Lucien



US 84 from Lucien to Auburn Road

Franklin; Lincoln


Total Estimated Cost


Total Expended Cost FY 2002


Missouri Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Economic Development Program


The program's objective is to provide a method of funding for transportation projects that will significantly impact the economic development in a given area.

Program Requirements

The projects considered must meet the following guidelines: (1) be a part of the state highway system; (2) be compatible with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Long-Range Transportation Plan; (3) possess funds from various other local government or private sources; and (4) have a written commitment from a corporation or Missouri Department of Economic Development (MoDED) that construction by MoDOT will significantly impact the firm's decision to expand, continue, or locate their operations in Missouri.


Projects are funded through various sources, including the $15 million annual Cost Sharing/Economic Development Fund, a limited amount of MoDOT District Office Regional Funds, or a limited amount of District's Safety Funds.

Economic Development and Cost Sharing Program Projects FY 2002

Project Route MoDOT Funds Total Cost
Proctor & Gamble Paper Products Co. V $557,000 $595,000
Highway PP Improvements PP $143,000 $286,000
Ext. Rt. HH & Interchange HH $3,600,000 $4,623,000
Carter Burgess (WalMart) 24 $824,000 $2,200,000
Missouri Route MM MM $49,250 $197,000
Highway 364 Soundwall 364 $360,000 $721,000
Acquisition of Rt.60/Bus Rt. 65 Right of Way 60 & 65 $3,500,000 $7,000,000
Kearney and LeCompte Intersection 744 $407,500 $1,453,000
City of St. Robert, Missouri Avenue Missouri Ave. $3,000,000 $17,123,000
Total Fund Approved FY 2002   $12,440,750  

New York Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Industrial Access Program


The Industrial Access Program provides funding for the creation or improvement of highway, bridge, and rail infrastructure that facilitate access to the State's industrial, manufacturing, and research and development facilities. (Retail facilities are not eligible under the program.)

Program Requirements

Project applications, submitted through an eligible sponsor, must show projected job retention and projected job creation, and include a commitment letter from the business (es) stating their intentions regarding jobs and private investments over a specified time period. All projects must result in job creation and/or job retention within the State. Award structure is 60% grant and 40% interest free loan repayable over 5 years. For any Single Industrial Access Project, costs shall not exceed $1,000,000 of State Industrial Access Program funds or 20% of any annual appropriation, whichever is greater, except in the case of Stewart Airport facilities related to industrial access.


The Industrial Access Program is funded annually through appropriations in the State Budget. From 1985 through 1999, the program received $5.0 million annually. With the FY 2000-2001, the funding was boosted to $25 million. However, in the FY 2002-2003, the funding was reduced to only $15 million due to the economy.

Industrial Access Program Projects FY 2002-2003

County Project State Amount Jobs Private Business Capital Investment
Livingston2 Town of Caledonia $2,100,000 450 $13,100,000
Chautauqua Town of Ellicott, Lyndon Boulevard Industrial Park $480,000 65 $1,000,000
Montegomery Town of Florida $2,100,000 1,100 $100,000,000
Monroe Town of Chili, Jet View Drive $400,000 80 $48,000,000
Jefferson Town of Watertown, Jefferson County Industrial Park $997,500 281 $3,700,000
Suffolk Town of Islip, South Technology Blvd Ext. $484,000 150 $8,540,000
Onondaga Town of Skaneatales, Hand Held Products $750,000 400 $10,500,000
Steuben2 Town of Erwin, Environmental tech. (Corning_ $1,000,000 250 $200,000,000
Bronx2 City of New York, NY Post Rail Spur $2,420,000 499 $200,000,000
Albany Town of Green Island, Green Island Industrial Park $1,000,000 368 $20,000,000
Sufflok Town of Brookhaven, Brookhaven Tech Park $489,000 100 $16,800,000
Sub Total1   $12,220,000 3,743 $621,640,000
Rail Projects Project Amount approved Jobs Private Business Capital Investment
Cattaraugus Town of Great Valley, Gernatt Asphalt Rail Siding $120,000 16 $3,000,000
Oneida Town of Sangerfield $194,500 35 $2,000,000
Steuben Town of Bath, Transportation & Transit Associates $519,000 175 $7,200,000
Sub Total   $833,500 226 12,200,000
Grand Total   $13,054,000 3,969 $634,000,000
Total Funds Expended FY 2002   $15,000,000    

1 Represents highway portion of total approved multi-modal program funds.

2 Combined rail and road projects, however included in highway projects.

North Carolina Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Economic Development Program (EDP), and the Public and Industrial Access Program


The program's objective is to provide transportation incentives and/or access to industrial and economic development sites.

Program Requirements

The DOT's Economic Development Program together with the Department of Commerce select projects based on the following criteria: (1) economic vitality of the county; (2) projected average wage; (3) size of initial investment by business; (4) tax benefit to the State; (5) number of employees; and (6) local support. The program's anticipated total investment equals approximately $777 million and more than 14,000 jobs.

In the Public and Industrial Access Program, industrial entities are eligible to request public access funds. In the selection process, technical information such as location, requested improvements, timing, job, and investment information, are reviewed by the Access Review Committee.


The Economic Development Program funds are split into two categories: $10 million annually for the urban areas, and $10 million annually for the rural areas. So far, $9.9 million have been authorized to the EDP, $46.5 million in state funds have been programmed through FY 2008, and additional $12 million is pledged in local/other funds.

The Public and Industrial Access Program is funded at $2 million annually for industrial access and public facility development projects.

Economic Development Program Projects FY 2002

Program Project scope State Amount Private Sector Capital Investment Jobs created
Rural Program
Iredell Lowe's $775,000 $150,000,000 8,000
Cleveland Commscope $800,000 $25,000,000 150
Vance Wal-Mart $900,000 $22,000,000 600-700
NorthHampton Lowe's $600,000 $62,000,000 600
Chatham 3M $400,000 $110,000,000 75
Randolph Metals USA $230,000 $8,000,000 45
Urban Program
Wake/Durham Cisco Davis Drive $2,200,000 $100,000,000 2,000
Wake Cisco RTP Access $1,300,000
Sub Total1 $7,205,000 $477,000,000 11,520
Total Funds2 $9,900,000    

1 Based on Economic Development Program proposal information provided by the North Carolina DOT

2 Based on Economic Development Program information provided by the North Carolina DOT

Industrial Access Projects FY 2002-2003

County Project Scope State Amount
Cleveland Div. 12 Base and pave access road to serve the Owens & Minor facility in Cleveland Industrial Park $25,000
Catawba Div. 12 Base and pave access road to serve the Old Hickory Tannery $67,000
Burke Div.13 Upgrade and strengthen existing pavement on Cline Industrial Drive from SR 1007 to SR 1633 $90,000
Montgomery Div.8 Construct access road to serve Homanit GMBH & Co. KG Increase funds $9,452
Total Funds3   $191,542

3 Includes only Industrial Access Projects

Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Program Name

Industrial Access Road Program


The program's objective is to provide funds for the construction or improvement of direct access facilities to existing or committed industrial operations or areas.

Program Requirements

Local match funding is required. Project selection is based on some or all of the following: (1) industry being served indicating the number of new jobs which will be created; (2) estimated annual payroll; (3) number of heavy trucks per day which will serve the industry; and (4) estimated capital expenditures for construction or expansion of the plant facilities. If the funded facility is not adequately maintained, no future industrial projects will be approved for the county or the areas. All the criteria do not have to be met in order for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to approve a project.


The program is 100% state funded. The state legislature requires ODOT to spend at least $2.5 million on Industrial Access Road Projects per state fiscal year. Frequently, the administration programs more funds than they require.

Industrial Access Road Program Projects FY 2002

County Business State Amount Jobs created Private Sector Capital Investment
Creek Reconstruction of the Tulsa-Sapulpa Union Overpass in Sapulpa $40,000 N/A N/A
Cleveland Sysco $1,500,000 120 $25,000,000
Jackson Kizziar Feed Lots $450,000 25 $1,500,000
Ottawa Reconstruction of Mushroom Road $400,000 N/A N/A
Seminole DISA GOFF, Inc $175,000 50 $3,200,000
Kay Conoco Gas to Liquids facility $125,000 100 $75,000,000
Pottawatomie Shawnee Industrial Park $205,000 100+ $11,000,000
Garfield Advanced Food $317,000 50+ $4,000,000
McClain Duke Energy $60,000 22 $185,000,000
Garvin Family Dollar $11,000 25 $300,000
Seminole SSC's Capitol Improvement Program $115,000 15 $7,500,000
Carter Ardmore Airpark $100,000 15 $25,000,000
Comanche Fort Sill National Cemetery $542,000 20 $12,000,000
Harmon Harmon County Dairy $285,000 N/A $4,500,000
Oklahoma Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station $295,000 150 $18,000,000
Cherokee Cherokee County $530,000 500 $20,000,000
Lincoln Stroud Industrial Park $245,000 50  
Kay Cococo Carbon Fibers Facility $222,000 80 $70,000,000
Woods Vantage Assoc., Barton Specialties, and Schwan's $90,000 50 $1,500,000
Tillman Vanderlan Dairy $330,000 25 $6,000,000
Total Funds   $6,037,000 1,397 $469,500,000

Oregon Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Immediate Opportunity Fund (IOF) Program


The purpose of the IOF is to support the location or retention of specific firms in Oregon through the improvement and construction of highways, streets and roads.

Program Requirements

The fund is allocated to potential economic development projects requiring immediate response and commitment of funds. Projects must assist in locating or retaining specific businesses that provide jobs in a community and are divided into two categories: (1) specific economic development projects that confirm job retention and job creation opportunities primarily in manufacturing, production, warehousing, distribution or other industries; and (2) revitalization of business or industrial centers. The fund is not to be used for speculative investments.


The IOF Program is currently funded at $1 million per year. An increase in this amount is under discussion. In FY 2002, only one project of $500,000 for D. street improvements in Baker City has been approved.

Immediate Opportunity Fund Program Projects FY 2001

Scope Project State Amount
1st Avenue & Oregon 99W in Junction City Intersection improvement $247,500
Dalles downtown business district Streetscape improvement $250,000
Port of Morrow Connect rail, water & highway $500,000
Total Funds   $997,000
Total Funds FY 2002   $500,000

South Dakota Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Industrial Park Grant Program


The program's objective is to assist the local units of government or communities in the development of new or expanded access for new industries located within industrial parks.

Program Requirements

The industrial development must result in creating a minimum of 5 new jobs and the total employment in the industrial park or development project should be at least 50. Projects are prioritized for funds on primarily two conditions. Priority one projects include construction of roads within defined industrial parks. The program funds 60% of the cost for priority one projects. Priority two projects include construction of roads that are located parallel to an industrial park or connect a major route or street to an industrial park. The program funds 40% of the cost for priority two projects.


The program is funded at $1.0 million annually and there is no grant size limit.

Industrial Park Program Projects FY 2002

Location Project scope State Amount Jobs created Private Sector Capital Investment
Volga Construction of about 1,290 feet of asphalt road $160,000 8 $500,000
Yankton Installation of 2,524 linear feet of concrete surfacing $196,000 67 $1,500,000 to $2,000,000
Highmore Construction of about 2,099 feet of gravel road $87,550 6 $3,400,000
Dakota Dunes Installation of water, sanitary sewer, concrete road and storm sewer $250,000 250 $4,000,000
North Sioux City Construction of 865 linear feet of concrete road $164,000 12 $927,000
Total Funds   $857,550 343 $10,577,000

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Program Name

Industrial Access Roads Program


The program's objective is to provide access to industrial areas and to facilitate the development and expansion of industry in the State of Tennessee.

Program Requirements

The Department of Transportation undertakes industrial highway construction proposals meeting the industrial highway statute (TCA 54-5-403) requirements from cities and counties. Once the industrial highway construction is completed, it is the responsibility of the local government to maintain the industrial highway. However, if the project is inefficiently maintained, the department of transportation can take over the maintenance and cost, and withholds all funds otherwise allocable to the city and/or county until the project is restored to its proper condition.


The State Legislature appropriates funding each year when it approves the Department of Transportation budget. For the last three years, the Legislature has funded the program at $10,800,000 annually. In the current year, due to revenue shortfalls, $5,000,000 has been withdrawn from the program.

Industrial Access Roads Program Projects FY 2002

Project Project scope State Amount
Lowe's Home Center- distribution center Base and paving $175,000
Franklin Life Sciences Center-research & development Grading, drainage, base paving $194,000
Tennessee Mills Company -manufacture wooden pallets Grading, drainage, base paving $216,500
Sherwood Industry (expansion) -manufacture furniture Grading, drainage, base paving $124,500
Nestle' North American Waters -bottled water manufacture Grading, drainage, base paving $754,500
John Deere -distribution center for lawn tractors Base and paving $67,000
Tullahoma Industries, LLC -manufacture apparel Grading, drainage, base paving $344,500
Gregory Manufacturing -welding/metal fabrication Base and paving $77,000
Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. -tire distribution center Grading, drainage, base paving $356,500
Garner Automotive (expansion) -manufacture starters & alternators Base and paving $265,500
Micro Metals -manufacture metal automotive & power tool components Grading, drainage, base paving $294,000
Airborne Express -air cargo distribution center Base and paving $159,000
Total Funds1   $3,241,000
Total Funds FY 2002   $10,800,000

1 Projects approved in calendar year 2002

Virginia Department of Transportation


Industrial Access Roads Program


The program's objective is to provide funds for access road improvements in order to promote industrial development and support expansion of existing industries that create jobs and generate tax revenues within the locality.

Program Requirements

The Commonwealth Transportation Board funds projects. There is no scoring or prioritization in project selection. However, a documentation of $10 of private capital by the industry for every $1 access road funding is required. The local government body is the responsible party in all transactions with VDOT. The maximum unmatched state funding allocation to any county, city, or town within any one fiscal year is $300,000. It may be used for one or more projects. An additional funding of up to $150,000 will be allocated when matched dollor-for-dollar by the locality.


Projects are funded from $5.5 million annual appropriation, which also funds airport access road and rail industrial access projects.

Industrial Access Road Program Projects FY 2002

County Facility State Amount
Giles Bostic Site $243,000
Mecklenburg Virginia Lakeside Commerce Park $393,000
Pulaski New River Valley Commerce Park $450,000
Winchester Rich Products Corp. $185,000
Wythe Progress Park, Phase ii $450,000
Louisa Wal-Mart Stores - East $206,000
Halifax Riverstone Technology & Business Park $450,000
Danville Institute for Advanced Learning & Research $245,000
Frederick Stonewall Industrial Park $306,700
King William West Point Veneer $150,000
Chesterfield Meadowville Technology Park $450,000
James City James River Commerce Center, Phase iii $339,850
Wytheville Bottling Group, LLC $336,950
Louisa Jefferson Supply Co. $301,000
Total Funds   $4,506,500

Washington Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Rural Economic Vitality (REV) Program


The program's objective is to provide funds for transportation capital investments that benefit economic development in the rural areas.

Program Requirements

The Community Economic Revitalization Board authorizes REV projects, however state highway projects are authorized by the Transportation Commission, and WSDOT Highways and Local Programs staff administers the grant program. Rural counties and state community empowered zones are considered the eligible areas for REV projects. Eligible projects include transportation improvements of state highways, county roads, and city streets, job creation and retention by industrial, commercial or tourism industry businesses, freight mobility improvements, and private facility developments. REV projects will create an estimated 4,333 jobs in the next 1-3 years and an additional 8,115 jobs in future years.


Nearly $68 million in federal TEA-21 resources has been invested in 44 projects from 1999 to 2001. The REV projects are expected to leverage over $64 million in other funding. In 2001, $3 million were approved for two projects.

Rural Economic Vitality Program Projects FY 2001

Location Project State Amount Jobs created Anticipated outcomes
City of Kennewick, Benton County Gage Boulevard & Conier Parkway $2,016,000 505 Job creation via improved industrial and commercial sites and improved freight mobility
City of Bingen, Klicklial County Downtown Bengen revitalization $1,250,000 Data not available Job retention and creation via downtown commercial development, improved access to industrial sites, and enhanced freight mobility
Total Funds   $3,266,000 5051  

1 Data not included in Table 3 due to unavailable data for Downtown Bengen revitalization project.

West Virginia Department of Transportation

Program Name

Industrial Access Road (IAR) Program


To provide construction and maintenance of industrial access roads to industrial sites within counties and municipalities.

Program Requirements

The program's basic requirements are: (1) IAR funds are only used for construction of industrial access roads within counties and municipalities to industrial sites on which manufacturing, distribution, processing or other economic development activities, including publicly owned airports, are already constructed or are under firm contract to be constructed; (2) IAR funds may not be expended until the governing body of the county or municipality certifies to the Division of Highways that the industrial site is constructed and operating or is under firm contract to be constructed or operated, or upon the presentation of an acceptable surety or device in an amount equal to the estimated cost of the access road or that portion provided by the Division of Highways.; (3) Up to $400,000 of unmatched moneys from the fund may be allocated for use in any one county in any fiscal year. The maximum amount of unmatched moneys, which may be allocated from the fund, is 10 percent of the fair market value of the designated industrial establishment. The amount of unmatched funds allocated may be supplemented with additional matched moneys from the fund, in which case the matched moneys allocated from the fund may not exceed $150,000, to be matched equally from sources other than the fund. The amount of matched moneys which may be allocated from the fund over and above the unmatched funds may not exceed 5 percent of the fair market value of the designated industrial site; (4) Funds may be allocated to those items of construction and engineering which are essential to providing an adequate facility to serve the anticipated traffic.


Industrial Access Road fund receives 0.75 percent of all state tax collections, which are otherwise specifically dedicated (by the provision of WV State Code) to the State Road Fund, or the percentage of those tax collections that will produce $3 million for each fiscal year. At the end of each fiscal year, all unused moneys in the fund revert to the state road fund. Generally, about $3.5 million is available each fiscal year for the IAR Program.

Industrial Road Access Program Projects FY 2002

Location Project State Amount
Barbour Delta Cooling Towers (Phillippi) $215,000
Berkeley Brentwood Industries (Martinsburg) $157,600
Cabell HADCO Business Park (Green Bottom) $400,000
Fayette Global Contact Services (Mt. Hope) $75,000
Hardy Baker Ind. Park (Baker) $170,000
Jefferson Burr-Bardane Ind. Parks (Bardane) $183,000
Jefferson RC Bottling (Ranson) $217,000
Mercer Virginia Ind. Park (Princeton) $400,000
Mineral Pro Stainless (Keyser) $85,000
Monongalia Chaplin Hill Business Park/FCX (Osage) $110,000
Monroe Fountain Springs Ind. Park (Lindside) $50,200
Raleigh Excel Homes (Ghent) $250,000
Tucker Tucker Co. Ind Park (Davis) $400,000
Webster Webster Co. Business Park (Cowen) $400,000
Total Funds   $3,112,000

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Program Name

The Transportation Economic Assistance (TEA) Program


The goal of the TEA Program is to attract and retain non-speculative business firms and create or retain jobs in the State.

Program Requirements

The TEA Program provides 50% funding grants, ranging between $30,000-$1 million, to eligible communities or private businesses for projects that are necessary to help attract employers to Wisconsin, or encourage businesses and industries to remain and expand in the State. Grants are for completion of transportation infrastructure improvements, such as railroad segments, roads, airport runways, or harbor improvements. Job creation is an explicit requirement for these grants, and applications are ranked based on cost per job promised ($5000 maximum), as well as the local unemployment rate and benefits to regional transportation. Since Sept. 1987, the TEA Program has funded $56,250,000, awarded $53.3 million in grants, and created 54,101 jobs.


For FY 2002-2003 funding, the TEA Program is funded at $7.25 million from the state segregated funds and another $7.25 million from the local matching funds.

Transportation Economic Assistance Program Projects FY 2002

Highway Project Business State Amount Jobs created Private Capital Investment
Emerald/Emerald Dairy, LLC Corporate dairy farm $200,000 40 $6,390,000
Rhinelander 2/Ponsse USA, Inc. Manufacturing $64,000 30 $1,180,000
Weston/J7D Tube Benders, et al Hardware store $606,500 186 $11,350,000
Hobart/WOW Logistics Co. Public wholesale & logistics $243,000 66 $13,510,000
Mauston 3/Shielding for Electronics Manufacturing $536,500 248 $9,170,000
Edgerton 3/Save-A-Lot, Ltd. Grocery wholesaler $304,000 100 $17,430,000
Tomahawk 2/Harley-Davidson Inc 2 Manufacturing $259,000   $38,800,000
Green Bay 3/Proctor & Gamble Retail $469,000 100 $21,000,000
Sylvan/Lowe Mfg.Co.Inc. Manufacturing $47,500 37 $1,000,000
Madison/Covance Inc. Research testing lab $507,000 284 $35,280,000
Stanley/Ace Ethanol, LLC Ethanol refiner $151,384 38 $27,020,000
Mt. Pleasant 5/CNH Global, N.V. Manufacturing. $273,000 325 $21,900,000
Chilton/Kaytee Products, Inc. Manufacturing. $205,000 41 $2,300,000
Superior/Phoenix Solutions Inc Metals reclaimer & manufacturing. $250,000 50 $8,910,000
Rothschild/Imperial Industries Inc. Manufacturing. $478,500 127 $300,000
New Richmond 3/Phillips Plastics Corp Manufacturing. $129,500 35 $1,800,000
Verona/Epic Systems Corp Software developer $1,000,000 250 $108,000,000
New London 4/Prefecseal, Inc. Manufacturing. $200,000 40 $15,780,000
DeForest 5/Cartonplast, LLC Manufacturing. $200,000 40 $5,000,000
Sub Total1 $5,923,884 1,997 $330,340,000
Rail & Other Project
Beloit 5/Frito-Lay 3 Manufacturing $259,500 107 $11,650,000
Shawano 3/Bay Lakes Coop Wholesale agribusiness $220,000 44 $6,060,000
Manitowoc 2/Extrutech Plastics, Inc. Manufacturing $175,500 100 $5,820,000
Prairie Du Chien 5/Cabela's Inc Catalog & retail distribution $375,000 75 $10,500,000
Marshfield 2/Wick Building Systems Manufacturing $80,500 35 $4,800,000
Schofield 2/MerrillIiron & Steel, Inc.2 Steel fabricator $122,500 42 $ 680,000
New London 4/Prefecseal, Inc. Manufacturing $200,000 40 $15,780,000
Sub Total $1,433,000 443 $55,290,000
Grand Total $7,356,884 2,440 $385,628,000

1 Represents highway portion of total approved multi-modal program funds.

Wyoming Department of Transportation

Program Name

Industrial Road Program (IRP)


The program's objective is to provide state funding to supplement private industrial funding for construction of roadways serving an industrial facility. Thus, the program helps counties and communities with economic development efforts.

Program Requirements

The IRP is a legislatively created program to assist with industrial development projects and is funded at $4.0 million per biennium. This program requires a 50/50 match from private industrial firms, county road funds, or other sources, but not states road funds. Each county may receive IRP funding up to $1,000,000 per biennium. A county may sponsor one or more projects during a biennium as long as the total IRP funding does not exceed $1,000,000 for one or more projects. The IRP funds are allocated on a first come, first served basis to those counties that have completed project request documentation. IRP funds may be used to construct a segment of a larger project using a combined programs funding approach but the IRP segment must meet overall IRP guidelines. The IRP project must be sponsored by the Board of County Commissioners within whose county the project is proposed.


The IRP is funded at $4.0 million per biennium. Each county is eligible for $1.0 million per biennium of the $4.0 million total biennial funded. Any funds not obligated during the biennium are returned to the highway fund.

Industrial Road Program Projects FY 2001-2002 & FY 2003-2004

FY 2001-2002
Project Project scope State Amount
Natrona County East 2nd Street extension in Casper $1,000,000
Laramie County Campstool Road for Lowe's distribution center in Cheyenne $1,000,000
Fremont County Lost Cabin Road - gas processing plant $ 712,590
Sweetwater County Reconstruction of the access road to the OCI trona plant northwest of Green River $1,000,000
Total Funds   $3,712,590


FY 2003-2004
Project Project Scope State Amount
Sheridan County Dry Creek Road - industrial park $ 148,500
Natrona County E. 2nd Street extension in Casper - Phase II $ 247,836
Sweetwater County Jim Bridger Power Plant road $1,000,000
Crook County 'D' Road - oil/gas field access road $ 400,000
Subtotal   $1,796,336
Total Funds   $ 5,508,926

Appalachian Regional Commission

Program Name

The Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) and Access Road Program


The purpose of the ADHS Program is to build Appalachian corridor highways through isolated parts of the Appalachian region and link up with the interstate system. The Access Road Program aims to connect the region's businesses, communities, and residents to the ADHS and other parts of the region.

Program Requirements

Under the Appalachian Development Act of 1965, the Appalachian Development Highway System is authorized to build a 3,025-mile highway network. By the end of FY 2002, 2,571 miles - approximately 85% - of ADHS were complete or under construction. In FY 2002, the total estimated cost to complete the ADHS is $8.5 billion, of which the federal share of eligible work is $6.2 billion. Although the ADHP is funded from the Highway Trust Fund, ARC has the administrative and programming control over the funds.

Local Access Road funds may be used for preliminary engineering, right-of-way, and/or construction. Local access road funding is not allowed on reconstruction of roads previously built with ARC local access road funds. Projects are administered in agreement with the state ARC alternate and state DOT.


The ADHS is funded from the Federal Highway Trust Fund at $450 million annually from 1999 through 2003. As of 2001, $1.7390 billion is available in federal fund apportionments and allocations. TEA-21 ADHS funds made available for local access roads are sub-funding within the ADHS appropriations. The State governors have the option of using up to $500,000 plus 5% of their annual ADHS apportionment, but no more than $1,000,000 each year, for local access projects. ARC funds are available for the initial construction of local road projects.

ADHS and Local Access Roads FY 2001 ARC Funds

State State (& Local) Portion Of Project Funding (A)
  Cumulative: 1965 - 2001 FY 2001
Alabama 645,083,289 $10,711,393
Georgia 227,989,609 *
Kentucky 1,099,292,011 $9,884,686
Maryland 359,053,352 $1,677,102
Mississippi 280,260,918 $187,841
New York 600,121,700 $2,619,329
North Carolina 439,152,649 $8,161,760
Ohio 326,282,543 $1,439,229
Pennsylvania 1,379,002,070 $25,915,168
South Carolina 62,398,549 $525,397
Tennessee 754,841,151 $4,191,418
Virginia 290,080,083 $506,362
West Virginia 1,753,267,295 $17,224,723
Total 8,216,825,217 $82,263,329

*$781,078 debit in FY 2001 due to an eliminated project

(A) predominantly state spending, but also includes an undetermined amount of local spending

Updated: 5/4/2012
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