Oregon to receive $662M from federal infrastructure funding


Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, July 1, 2020 (Nexstar)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon is getting more than $662 million in infrastructure improvement money, and Rep. Peter DeFazio announced Thursday where it’s headed.

One of the largest chunks of the money goes to the state’s highways, with $365 million, while the Surface Transportation Grant Program is getting $177 million.

“This new funding announced by the Federal Highway Administration marks a new beginning for Oregon and the nation’s infrastructure,” Rep. DeFazio said in a statement. “That’s why I fought so hard to get the bipartisan infrastructure plan signed into law—so we can create jobs, boost our economy, and make life better for all Oregonians.

The remainder of the money is as follows:

  • Highway Safety Improvement Program – $38.2 million
  • Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement – $21.1 million
  • PROTECT Formula Program – $18 million
  • National Highway Freight Program – $17.3 million
  • Metropolitian Planning – $4.7 million
  • Railway-Highway Crossings Program – $3.2 million

The funding comes from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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