Chairman Price Announces $51.1 Million in BUILD Grant Awards for Three North Carolina Infrastructure Projects
WASHINGTON, DC (November 6, 2019) – On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Congressman David Price (D-NC), Chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, released a statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award three North Carolina projects more than $50 million in federal BUILD grants to improve our state’s transportation infrastructure. As North Carolina’s only appropriator, Congressman Price helped secure $900 million for the grant program in the 2019 fiscal year.
“The highly competitive BUILD grant program provides federal funding for major infrastructure projects—including multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional projects—that improve our transportation networks and enhance quality of life,” said Congressman Price. “I congratulate NCDOT, the City of Greenville, and the Town of Mooresville on their successful applications. As Chairman I will continue working with my colleagues on the Appropriations Committees to secure funding for this important program.”
The projects in North Carolina that received funding include:
- N.C. Department of Transportation ($22.5 million): The project includes several improvements along I-95 and connected evacuation routes including widening approximately 27 miles of I-95 from exit 13 to exit 40 between Lumberton and Fayetteville to 8 lanes; rebuilding the overpasses and interchange at exit 19 near Lumberton; raising low-lying portions of the interstate and two bridges between exits 17 and 19; and adding water gauges at strategic locations throughout the corridor.
- City of Greenville ($15 million): The project will construct or reconstruct a network of vehicular, non-vehicular, and multi-modal infrastructure in and around downtown Greenville including roadway reconstruction and intersection realignment and upgrades on West 5th Street, and a series of new and upgraded off-street multi-use paths that integrate with existing paths, and creating a continuous multi-use path network around the urban core.
- Town of Mooresville ($13.6 million): The project will construct three connector roads near I-77, including: approximately 4,300 linear feet of four-lane divided highway (the “East-West Connector”), approximately 2,368 linear feet of three-lane divided highway (the “RL West Connector”), and approximately 2,298 linear feet of three-lane divided highway (the “Transco Connector”).
Congressman Price serves as Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, which helps determine funding levels for federal infrastructure and transportation programs. More information about BUILD grants can be found on USDOT’s website: https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants.