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Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $800 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Highway Funding for the State

Dec 21, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $796,122,349 in FY22 federal funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law to improve roads and bridges and create good-paying jobs across the state. These federal investments also fund critical new programs to address climate change, both through reducing carbon emissions and strengthening infrastructure to withstand climate and extreme weather impacts.

The Maryland Democratic Congressional Delegation voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure law, which was signed into law by President Biden last month and provides an infusion of new federal funding for highway and bridge repair for communities across the nation. The funds, administered by the Federal-aid Highway Program, will be used for construction, reconstruction or improvement. This is the first round of funding under the five years of federal investment in Maryland highways authorized by the bipartisan infrastructure law.

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was a long overdue investment in the roads and bridges Marylanders rely on every day,” the lawmakers said. “This new round of federal funding will help to rebuild Maryland’s roads and overall transportation network, cut down on gridlock and pollution and keep drivers and pedestrians safe. Team Maryland is proud to support good-paying union jobs for our state through this funding, and we are looking forward to delivering more of the federal infrastructure resources to our communities from the infrastructure modernization bill that we fought so hard to pass.”

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Maryland a C grade on its Infrastructure Report Card, finding many deficiencies that require immediate attention like Maryland’s road congestion and population growth.

The funding will be distributed as follows:

Highway Performance Program

$418,076,496

Transportation Block Grant Program

$203,388,565

Safety Improvement Program

$44,898,331

Highway Crossings Program

$2,507,549

Mitigation and Air Quality Program

$58,505,854

Metropolitan Planning

$9,148,013

National Highway Freight Program

$20,840,720

Carbon Reduction Program

$18,135,480

PROTECT Formula Program

$20,621,341