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Over $712.5 million allocated to improve Mississippi infrastructure

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has allocated over $712.5 million to be distributed across Mississippi in an effort to repair the state’s roads, bridges and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements.

A total of $59.9 billion will be dispersed to 12 formula programs throughout the United States in Fiscal Year 2023, with Mississippi set to receive $712,509,812 of the funds.

“America’s roads and bridges are the vital arteries of our transportation system, connecting people and goods across the country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Because of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, today we are sending historic levels of funding to every state to help modernize the roads and bridges Americans rely on every day.”

Here’s a list of how the money will be allocated in the Magnolia State:

National Highway Performance Program $367,297,700
Surface Transportation Block Grant Program $178,685,368
Highway Safety Improvement Program $37,769,633
Railway-Highway Crossings Program $3,879,302
Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement $12,468,620
Metropolitan Planning $2,288,174
National Highway Freight Program $17,108,461
Carbon Reduction Program $15,932,779
PROTECT Formula Program $18,116,711
Bridge Formula Program $45,000,000
Appalachian Development Highway System $3,194,556
National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program $10,768,508

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