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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Bringing Better Transportation Across Pennsylvania

November 10, 2022 08:00 AM
By: PennDOT

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​The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – or Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) – signed by President Joe Biden in late 2021 was the largest federal investment in infrastructure in decades. In this first year under the new law, Pennsylvania’s communities have already seen benefits across the commonwealth.

The BIL invests in various infrastructure types and all transportation modes. The BIL will bring $4 billion in new highway and bridge funds to Pennsylvania over the next five years, and nearly $600 million in the 2022 federal fiscal year alone. These investments are supporting and accelerating projects across Pennsylvania when, without it, cost and supply challenges would have resulted in fewer projects.  

Using state and federal investments across the state, through September there were 611 projects underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year. In that same time, 282 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects were completed statewide through PennDOT's private-sector partners. Additionally, 425 bridges were let to be repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces. Nearly 4,000 roadway miles were improved by department or partner crews, including 1,065 miles of paving. 

We’ve summarized the following announcements and events outlining the projects happening faster, supported by, or made possible by this legislation. We’re also expanding our outreach and emphasis on equitable transportation and business opportunities, while continually innovating and finding even more efficiencies.

Beyond the news and media below, you can review the various federal grant programs and funding opportunities on our IIJA page.

Roads, Bridges, and Communities

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Rail, Transit, Ports, and Aviation 

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Electric Vehicles 

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Information about the state's infrastructure and results the department is delivering for Pennsylvanians can be found at www.penndot.pa.gov/results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov



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