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Relief Bill’s Highway Funds Could Help Construction Projects

December 23, 2020

Via: ENR

Among the many provisions in the coronavirus relief bill, one key item is $10 billion to help state highway agencies make up for losses in state fuel taxes and other revenue due to the pandemic-caused falloff in traffic this year. Construction is one of a list of several eligible uses for the money—one of only a few construction funding provisions in the relief measure.

After the House and Senate quickly approved the wide-ranging $900-billion COVID relief legislation, which was joined with a $1.4-trillion spending measure, construction and transportation officials were looking forward to tapping into that new source of funds soon.

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