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FHWA Releases First Batch of $7.3B in IIJA Resilience Funds

July 29, 2022

Via: ENR

States have received another injection of highway funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act —the first installment of $7.3 billion from a new IIJA program aimed at projects that strengthen highways, bridges, transit and port infrastructure against the threatening impacts of climate change-fueled storms, wildfires and other natural disasters.

The program, which the U.S. Dept. of Transportation announced on July 29, is dubbed PROTECT, for Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient and Cost-Saving Transportation. To get it started, U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has apportioned more than $1.4 billion among the states.

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