President Joe Biden has announced the awarding of several grants to projects across the nation, with the Mississippi Department of Transportation set to receive $60 million.
On Tuesday, Biden released that the Administration has awarded nearly $1.2 billion from the infrastructure law’s new National Infrastructure Project Assistance discretionary grant program (Mega) for nine projects, including over $292 million to complete a critical early phase of the Hudson Tunnel Project.
One of the projects included in the Mega program’s latest efforts is the “widening of I-10 in Harrison and Hancock counties along a major freight corridor of regional significance.”
According to the president, the investments will create good-paying jobs – including union jobs and jobs that do not require a college degree.
The projects are also expected to grow the local economy, strengthen supply chains, improve mobility for residents, and make transportation systems safer for all users.
In total, the Mega program will invest $5 billion through 2026 to help fund projects that are too large or complex for traditional funding programs.
Eligible projects include renovations and reconstruction of highways, bridges, freights, ports, passenger rails, and public transportation.
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