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Industry Groups Seek Cancellation of FHWA IIJA Funding Memo

January 19, 2023

Via: ENR

In the latest chapter in a long-running controversy, 18 business organizations—including several in construction and related industries—have asked the Federal Highway Administration to cancel a controversial 2021 guidance document recommending how state departments of transportation should prioritize projects that draw on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds.

The amount of work potentially affected by the memo is considerable. According to an FHWA summary, the highway and bridge portion of the $1.2-trillion IIJA is about $350 billion over five years.

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