State-By-State Stimulus Transportation Spending

Yesterday, we posted an article, Getting The Most Out Of Stimulus Dollars and also provided a State-by-State Spending list in the sidebar. Late last night we discovered an update to this information at Kiplinger.com and have posted additional information for your convenience in a comprehensive directory of the current allocated funds, the number of jobs likely to be created and a detailing of some of the more interesting projects for all fifty states.

The information is encouraging in that it allocates over $27 billion in projects and looks like this money should generate nearly 1 million (926,555) jobs across the country.

The variety of jobs listed looks legitimate and deserving of consideration. If you think they don’t or that they should not be given funding, consider it your responsibility to let your representatives know that you disagree with a particular project.

ALABAMA
Funds allocated: $560 million

Jobs likely created: 18,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Add extra lanes to Interstate 20 between Birmingham and Pell City, using $25 million in stimulus funds for the $78-million project. Estimated jobs: 60.
· Add interchanges on I-65 north of Birmingham, using $70 million from stimulus for $300-million project. Estimated jobs: 200.
· Resurface portions of I-59 in Etowah County near Gadsden, using $15 million in stimulus funds for the $87-million project. Estimated jobs: 30.

ALASKA
Funds allocated: $238 million

Jobs likely created: 6,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Overhaul the Dalton Highway, from milepost 175 to milepost 197. Estimated cost: $29.6 million. Jobs: 400.
· Repair culvert tubes underneath Dalton Highway, from milepost 260 to milepost 321. Estimated cost: $26.3 million. Jobs: 350.
· Repair the Alaska Highway between milepost 1412 and milepost 1422 at a cost of $5.3 million. Jobs: 70.
· Repair Parks Highway from the town of Willow to the town of Kashwitna at $23 million. Jobs: 300.
· Repair surface of Glenn Highway from Highland Road to the village of Eklutna for $25 million. Jobs: 350.

ARIZONA
Funds allocated: $586 million

Jobs likely created: 18,650

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Renovate two sections of Interstate 10 to increase lanes, improve signs and pavement markings and update safety standards along two stretches. The first stretch is in Maricopa County from Sarival Road to Dysart Road. Cost: $59 million. The second is in Pinal County from I-8 to state Route 87. Cost: $50 million.
· Continue work on Loop 303 in Maricopa County, a new 40-mile beltway around Phoenix, using $100 million of stimulus money to build a three-mile stretch between Lake Pleasant Road and I-17. Cost: $100 million.
· Build a new interchange on I-17, at Cordes Junction in Prescott. I-17 provides a north-south connection between I-10 and I-40. Cost: $50 million.

ARKANSAS
Funds allocated: $370 million

Jobs likely created: 11,775

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Replace Highway 67 in northeast Arkansas and add a four-lane divided connector to Jonesboro, to straighten and smooth lanes. Total cost: $300 million. State would use $15 million from the stimulus for a stretch of the road between Highways 230 and 63.
· Continue work on Highway 167, a four-lane road from Little Rock south to El Dorado, a city of about 20,000. $15 million of stimulus would be used to advance the road from Sheridan to Fordyce.
· Construct bridges and ramps as part of reconfiguring the interchange between Interstate 430 and I-630 in Little Rock to ease congestion. The whole project is expected to cost about $80 million, with $15 million to come from the stimulus.
· Regrade portions of Highway 71 from Texarkana to the Louisiana state line. Cost: $15 million of the $60-million cost would be from the stimulus.

CALIFORNIA
Funds allocated: $2.8 billion

Jobs likely created: 89,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Rehabilitate Interstate 710 in Los Angeles County. This is a major route for trucking goods from the Port of Long Beach to the interior. Using $335 million from the stimulus.
· Repair southern access to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Total cost: $1 billion, with a portion coming from the stimulus.
· Build HOV lanes on U.S. 50, east of Sacramento. $40 million from the stimulus.
· Improve Los Angeles International Airport. $28 million from the stimulus.
· Improve John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. $100 million from the stimulus.
· Expand Riverside County road ($43 million) and freeway interchanges ($44 million), from the stimulus.
· Renovate Montague Expressway in Santa Clara County. $3.5 million from the stimulus.
· Realign Interstate 5 north of Redding. $238 million from the stimulus.

COLORADO
Funds allocated: $415 million

Jobs likely created: 13,200

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Restore C-470 from Santa Fe Drive to Interstate 25 in Denver, with stimulus providing half of the $20-million cost. Jobs: 80.
· Reconstruct U.S. 287 near Springfield, using $4 million of stimulus for the $16-million project. Jobs: 80.
· Reconstruct C-13 in Rio Blanco County, using $3 million of stimulus money for the $13-million project.
· Build pedestrian bridges over Route 40 in Steamboat Springs, with $5 million from stimulus for $10.9-million project. Jobs: 30.
· Resurface state Highway 133 near Redstone, using $5 million from stimulus. Total cost: $10.5 million. Jobs: 30.
· Renovate Denver Union Station. Cost: $60 million, with $20 million from the stimulus. Jobs: 200.
· Expand bus maintenance facility in Fort Collins, using $6 million from stimulus for $14-million expansion. Jobs: 30.
· Improve Aspen bus station at a cost of $10 million, with $3 million coming from stimulus. Jobs: 20.

CONNECTICUT
Funds allocated: $391.4 million

Jobs likely created: 12,500

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Replace Moses Wheeler Bridge on Interstate 95 over the Housatonic River near Milford. $40 million for first phase, with half from stimulus. Estimated jobs: 200.
· Upgrade infrastructure at submarine base in Groton. Total cost: $7 million, with $2 million from the stimulus. Jobs: 30.
· Replace crumbling sewer lines and other water projects in New Haven, West Haven and Bridgeport, using $8 million in stimulus money for the $30-million project. Jobs: 100. Continue New Haven’s River Street development project costing $2.8 million, with $900,000 from the stimulus. Jobs: 20.
· Repair for the New Haven commuter rail line, using $3 million in stimulus money for the $13-million project. Jobs: 40.
· Replace the Niantic River Bridge, which carries Amtrak rail lines.

DELAWARE
Funds allocated: $121 million

Jobs likely created: 1200

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Repave and rehabilitate roadways statewide. Cost: at least $70 million.
· Repair expansion joints and bearings, deck and substructures of 30 bridges along I
nterstates 495 and 95 and U.S. Route 141, among other locations. Cost: $29 million.
· Replace concrete medians along I-95. Price tag: $1.2 million.
· Rehabilitate pavement markets statewide. Cost: $2 million.
· Reconstruct and reconfigure the Newark Toll Plaza to incorporate two high-speed EZ-Pass lanes on north and southbound lanes of I-95. Price tag: $43 million.
· Build a DART Transit Center in Dover on five acres on Water Street between Queen and West streets. Cost: $13.3 million.
· Refurbish the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk from Henlopen Hotel to Rehoboth Avenue and from Laurel Street to Prospect Street as well as areas adjacent to Rehoboth Avenue. Cost: $7.4 million.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Funds allocated: $124.5 million

Jobs likely created: 2,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Build a bridge to carry New York Avenue over Florida Avenue at an estimated cost of $40 million. Improve the intersection at New York and Florida avenues to facilitate entry into the tunnel east of North Capitol Street and provide pedestrian walkways for an additional $8 million. · Demolish and replace the 11th Street Bridge ramp to reconfigure the exchange between the Southeast Freeway, the Southwest Freeway and the Anacostia Freeway over the Anacostia River, a distance of approximately one mile, at an estimated cost of $8 million.
· Buy buses and armored cars at a cost of $120 million.
· Replace, repair and expand maintenance facilities for buses and rail. $177 million.
· Repair and improve passenger facilities, such as subway platforms and bus canopies. $162 million.
· Maintain and repair subway tracks and cars. $43 million.

FLORIDA
Funds allocated: $1.46 billion

Jobs likely created: 42,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Replace an existing bridge that carries traffic on the Pinellas Bayway over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, from State Road 682 to State Road 679 in St. Petersburg. $84.1 million from the stimulus.
· Replace the Thomas Drive interchange at U.S. 98 and State Road 30 in Panama Beach. $62.4 million from the stimulus.
· Expand from four to six lanes about a four-mile section of Interstate 95 from Malabar Road to Palm Bay Road in Brevard County. $43.1 million from the stimulus.
· Renovation of Indian River Relief Bridge, which carries traffic on the Melbourne Causeway. $16.5 million from the stimulus.
· Rehab the runway at Cecil Field in Jacksonville and build a security fence. $6 million.
· Rehab the runway at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. Cost: $5 million. Jobs: 100.

GEORGIA
Funds allocated: $1 billion

Jobs likely created: 33,500

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Extend the Harry S Truman Parkway in Savannah. Total cost: $99 million, with $29 million from the stimulus. Estimated jobs: 60.
· Add lanes to U.S. 82 in Glynn County, using $4 million from the stimulus, for a total cost of $19.3 million. Estimated jobs: 25.
· Improve the terminal at Brunswick airport next to St. Simons Island, using stimulus funds for half of the $4-million cost. Estimated jobs: 20.
· Extend runways at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, using $2 million of stimulus for the $6.6-million project. Estimated jobs: 20.
· Rebuild park-and-ride facilities at the Hamilton Mill, East Conyers and Jodesco Amtrak stations ($15 million) and upgrade nine aging rail stations ($280 million).

HAWAII
Funds allocated: $129.4 million

Jobs likely created: 4000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Replace the South Punaluu Bridge in Oahu, at a cost of $17 million. 200 jobs.
· Upgrade Kuhio Highway, from Kuamoo Road to Temporary Bypass Road in Kauai, at a cost of $25 million. 225 jobs.
· Repair and improve selected streets in Honolulu, at a cost of $30 million. Estimated jobs: 150.
· Widen Kalaeloa Blvd. in Honolulu (Phase 2 of project) at a cost of $30 million. 200 jobs.
· Improve Waipio Point Access Road in Honolulu at a cost of $5.5 million. 66 jobs.
· Repair the Waikakoi Bridge in Maui. Cost: $2 million. 20 jobs.
· Replace the Kaholopo Bridge in Maui. Cost: $3 million. 25 jobs.
· Reinforce the Opaekaa Bridge and the Puuopae Bridge in Kauai County at a combined cost of $1.9 million.

IDAHO
Funds allocated: $216 million

Jobs likely created: 9000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Widen U.S. Highway 93 in Jerome from Interstate 84 to U.S. Highway 25, using $20 million. Estimated jobs created: 2000.
· Reconstruct Hitt Road in Idaho Falls from Meppen Canal to Mesa Street, using $6 million. 20 jobs.
· Relocate U.S. Highway 12 in Lewiston, using $20 million of stimulus.
· Construct 10-mile-long road from Cherry Lane to Ustick Road in Meridian, using $7.3 million. Estimated jobs: 75.
· Construct 10-mile-long road from Franklin to Cherry Lane in Meridian, using $9.4 million. 95 jobs.
· Reconstruct six miles of selected roads in Arco, using $3.6 million. Estimated jobs: 36.
· Reconstruct three miles of selected roads in Arimo, using $1.8 million. 18 jobs.
· Reconstruct seven miles of selected roads in Bancroft, using $20 million. 42 jobs.
· Reconstruct Main Street Bridge in Bancroft, using $500,000.
· Reconstruct Pine Street in Bellevue, using $2.5 million. 14 jobs.
· Reconstruct Elm Street in Bellevue, using $1.5 million. 12 jobs.
· Build a Washington Avenue truck route in Burley, using $2 million. 206 jobs.
· Improve Main Street in Hansen between U.S. 30 and Railroad Avenue. $1.3 million. 130 jobs.
· Reconstruct Main Street and Montgomery Street in Idaho City, using $2 million for each and creating 200 jobs for each.

ILLINOIS
Funds allocated: $1 billion

Jobs likely created: 35,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· In Alton, widen by 2 feet Frostburg Road, from Route 255 south to Route 140, plus patch and repave road and add a bidirectional turn lane. Alton. $4.2 million from the stimulus. Jobs created: 100
· Resurface and reconstruct about 20 miles of city streets in Cicero. $16.2 million from the stimulus package. Jobs created: 772
· Reconstruct Jorie Road in Oak Brook. $1.3 million from the stimulus package. Jobs created: 40
· In Evanston, rehabilitate Central Street Bridge over North Shore Channel, repair bridge beams and substructure and do deck patching. $1.15 million from the stimulus package. Jobs created: 10
· Buy buses and vans for Arlington Heights. $73 million.

INDIANA
Funds allocated: $746 million

Jobs likely created: 24,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Replace five bridge decks and three bridge deck overlays. That’s at the top of the state’s list, although transportation officials won’t reveal cost estimates. One near the top of the list is located on State Road 56, over Laughery Creek about 21/2 miles south of U.S. 50. It also needs widening. The overlay projects are on Hursh Road and County Roads 60 and 68 that go over Interstate 69 between Fort Wayne and Auburn. Near the state’s western border, another bridge needs widening. It’s on S.R. 341 over Interstate 74, less than a mile north of U.S. 136. The other two deck replacement projects involve a bridge over Little Monon Creek, a mile south of State Road 16 on U.S. 421, and a bridge over White Lick Creek on U.S. 40, less than a half mile west of State Road 267. There is also a project to repla
ce a curved bridge over Town Creek on State Road 356, less than a half mile east of State Road 203 in Scott County.
· Patch concrete pavement and for preventive maintenance on roads and highways. Counties cited on the state’s priority list include Benton, Boone, Jackson, Lawrence, Delaware, Monroe, Cass and Washington, among others.

IOWA
Funds allocated: $353 million

Jobs likely created: 11,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Resurface selected streets in Des Moines, using $2 million of the stimulus. Estimated jobs: 30.
· Replace selected curbs and medians in Des Moines, using $750,000 of the stimulus. Estimated jobs: 20.
· Widen McKinley Avenue in Des Moines between S. Union and S.E. 5th streets, using $1.4 million of stimulus. Jobs: 25.
· Reconstruct Pleasant Drive Bridge over Cummins Creek in Des Moines, using $700,000 of the stimulus. Jobs: 25.

KANSAS
Funds allocated: $317 million

Jobs likely created: 10,100

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Resume work on two suspended projects expanding Route K-61 in McPherson County. The road runs on a southwest to northeast diagonal, connecting Hutchinson to McPherson in South Central Kansas. The focus of this project is a 22-mile-long section of K-61 beginning at 17th Street in Hutchinson and continuing northeast to where the road is currently four lanes southwest of McPherson. $88 million in stimulus funds will be used.
· Purchase rescue, firefighting and snow removal equipment for the airport in Wichita.

KENTUCKY
Funds allocated: $457 million

Jobs likely created: 5500

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Reconstruct Old Morgantown Road through the Forest Park community of Bowling Green. Cost: $4 million from stimulus.
· Widen Mount Tabor Road from Patchen Drive to Richmond Road in Lexington. Price tag: $1.2 million from stimulus.
· Expand the width of the U.S. Route 127 Bridge at Big Sugar Creek and Spencer Road in Gallatin County. Price tag: $1.1 million from stimulus.
· Repave road to Snyder Expressway in Lexington. Cost estimate: $1.3 million from stimulus.
· Renovate Johns Hill Road near Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights. Funding: $11.8 million from the stimulus, creating almost 225 jobs.

LOUISIANA
Funds allocated: $470.6 million

Jobs likely created: 20,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
The state’s priorities are to improve aging load-restricted bridges and fix crumbling roads and highways. The state says it needs twice what it is getting and isn’t sure which of these projects will get funding.
· Relocate South Plank Road to improve safety on Runway 31 at the Baton Rouge airport, at a cost of $22 million. Jobs: 70.
· Build three bridges in Baton Rouge over Beaver Bayou for $12.3 million. Jobs: 131.
· Expand Highland Road (LA 42) in Baton Rouge from a two-lane to a four-lane highway and replace two bridges along the route, at a cost of $15 million. Jobs: 162.
· Expand South Harrell’s Ferry Road in Baton Rouge from a two-lane to a four-lane road and replace the bridge over Jones Creek, at a cost of $18 million. Jobs: 190.
· Begin Phase 1 of the Central Thruway in Baton Rouge, a new four-lane divided highway to serve as a flood evacuation route. Cost: $18.3 million. Jobs: 195.
· Improve North End Airport Industrial Park Roads in Baton Rouge, at a cost of $15 million. Jobs: 45.
· Reconstruct Culpepper Road in Alexandria from Masonic Drive to North Boulevard, at a cost of $6 million. Estimated jobs: 30.

MAINE
Funds allocated: $138 million

Jobs likely created: 4,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Rehabilitate 22 miles of northbound Interstate 295, from Brunswick to Gardiner, using $35 million of stimulus.
· Upgrade I-95 from Sherman to Houlton, using up to $38 million of stimulus.
· Extend Amtrak service from Portland to Brunswick by upgrading freight tracks to meet passenger rail requirements, using $35 million of the stimulus.
· Paint the Augusta Memorial Bridge, which connects the Capitol to downtown Augusta, with protective coating, using $10 million in stimulus funding.

MARYLAND
Funds allocated: $478.6 million

Jobs likely created: 15,250

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Maryland plans to use the stimulus funding for several projects that were deferred for lack of state resources. Specific projects have not been identified, but the state will use about 30% of its infrastructure funds for rehabilitating aging bridges, 30% for road repairs and resurfacing and 40% for intersection and safety improvements. In some cases, money will be allocated to the seven state highway districts, which will then pinpoint where they want contractors to work.

MASSACHUSETTS
Funds allocated: $506 million

Jobs likely created: 17,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Resurface the Massachusetts turnpike west of Worcester between mile markers 38-50 and 60-71. $18.7 million.
· Renovate walls, ceilings and walkways in bus and subway stations of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the mass transit system in Boston. Upgrade sprinkler systems and replace rails, ties, grade crossings and bridge timbers. Total cost: $32 million.
· Double train tracks from West Acton to Willows and repair Littleton Station at a total cost of $27.5 million.
· Upgrade the Connecticut River Line, a rail line through the state from Connecticut to Vermont, allowing freight and passenger service. Cost: $25 million.
· Pay for needed maintenance work on Interstate 91 from Chicopee to Springfield. No price tag available.

MICHIGAN
Funds allocated: $875 million

Jobs likely created: 28,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Build Millennium Park amphitheater in Grand Rapids. Total cost: $300 million, with $50 million from stimulus. Jobs: 320.
· Upgrade Lansing water delivery systems, using $18 million from stimulus for the $84-million project. Jobs: 500.
· Rehabilitate five bridges in McComb Corner and Saginaw. Total cost: $100 million, with $25 million from stimulus. Jobs: 100.
· Resurface 100 miles of inner-city roads in Detroit for $75 million, using $20 million in stimulus funds. Jobs: 300.
· Repair water delivery and sewer systems in Frankfort, using $3 million of stimulus for $17.5-million project. Jobs: 20.
· Build a wind farm in the city of Taylor for $10 million, using $2 million from stimulus. Jobs: 20.
· Build a new rail station in Dearborn between Ann Arbor and Detroit for $21 million, using $5 million from stimulus. Jobs: 20.
· Build new facility at Willow Run General Aviation Airport in Detroit to house rescue, firefighting and snow removal equipment, replacing a facility that burned down. Jobs: 100.
· Buy 10 hybrid buses and expand bus storage facility in Lansing. $10.5 million.

MINNESOTA
Funds allocated: $477.6 million

Jobs likely created: 15,200

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Rebuild the interchange between state Highway 169 and Interstate 494 outside Minneapolis. $134 million.
· Also outside Minneapolis, build a four-lane freeway to replace state Highway 610, from Route 169 to Fernbrook. $86 million.
· Repave state Highw
ay 53 in the outskirts of Duluth, northbound from one mile north of Route 7 to 2.6 miles north of Route 7 and southbound from 0.3 miles north of Route 8 to 0.4 miles south of the junction with Highway 33. $21.9 million.
· Improve pavement on state Highway 61, north of Route 10 to 12th Street in Newport. $21.6 million.
· Apply heavy bituminous overlay on I-90 westbound and concrete overlay on I-90 eastbound from Alden to Route 13, tied to concrete overlay on Route 46 from Arena Road to Route 6. $15.9 million.

MISSISSIPPI
Funds allocated: $353 million

Jobs likely created: 11,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Grade, drain and repave a four-mile section of U.S. 45 near Columbus. $21 million.
· Grade, drain and repave U.S. 45 from Noxubee County line to Carson Road. $34 million.
· Upgrade U.S. 78 to interstate standards. $14 million.
· Construct state Route 8 from Cleveland to Ruleville. $12 million.
· Grade, pave, widen and add bridges to state Route 19 from Lauderdale County line to Neshoba County line. $15.7 million.
· Widen, grade, pave and add bridges from Newton County line to state Route 492. $35.1 million. · Repave and reconstruct the interchange at Interstate 20/59 at Hawkins Crossing. $32 million.

MISSOURI
Funds allocated: $688 million

Jobs likely created: 19,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· In St. Louis, relocate a stretch of Route 141 extending from Route 340 to St. Luke’s Hospital Drive Cost: $116 million.
· Expand Route 71 into a freeway in McDonald County, from Pineville to the Arkansas state line. Price tag: $74 million.
· Add lanes to Route 55 in Jefferson County and relocate the weigh station. Plus replace eight bridges and revamp the Route M interchange. Cost estimate: $68 million.
· Extend Page Avenue in St. Charles County from 0.4 miles east of Jungermann to 0.3 miles west of Central School Road. Cost: $49 million.
· Repave the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 44 in Franklin County from Route 30 to east of the Bourbeuse River. Price tag: $44 million.

MONTANA
Funds allocated: $278 million

Jobs likely created: 9000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Replace Two Medicine River Bridge off U.S. Highway 2, near the Blackfeet Reservation. Cost: $54 million. Nearly 1900 jobs added.
· Rebuild the Rockvale-Laurel corridor of U.S. Highway 212. Cost: $61 million. 2100 jobs added.
· Reconstruct the bridge on U.S. Highway 2 near Swamp Creek and the eastern roadway leading up to it. Price tag: $48 million. 1700 jobs added.

NEBRASKA
Funds allocated: $230 million

Jobs likely created: 7,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Remove five bridges and construct three new ones to refigure the high-traffic interchange of Interstate 480 westbound and U.S. 75 southbound in the Omaha area. $17 million.
· Replace four bridges along I-80 east of Lincoln and widen the road from four lanes to six. Bridges are at 134th Street, 40th Street, 70th Street and 84th Street. Total cost is $8.9 million.

NEVADA
Funds allocated: $217 million

Jobs likely created: 12,000 jobs

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Widen Interstate 15, south of Las Vegas, by one more lane to four lanes in each direction. The project would go four miles from State Route 160 to Tropicana. Cost: $210 million to $250 million.
· Add one lane to northbound U.S. 395 in Reno for four miles. Cost: $70 million to $90 million.
· Add a partial interchange in Reno on U.S. 395 at Meadowood Way Lane. Price tag: $45 million.
· Widen U.S. 95 in Las Vegas for five miles from Rainbow to Ann Road. Cost estimate: $130 million to $175 million.
· Build a transit terminal in Reno ($26 million) and add a rapid transit terminal for the Virginia Street Bus line ($23 million).

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Funds allocated: $137.5 million

Jobs likely created: 4300

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Rebuild and expand 20 miles of Interstate 93 between Salem and the Massachusetts border. Total cost: $30 million.
· Add and upgrade rail to create double tracking along the corridor that runs from Lowell, Mass., to Nashua, Manchester and Concord. Total cost of the project is $300 million. Unclear how much stimulus funding will be available.

NEW JERSEY
Funds allocated: $777.8 million

Jobs likely created: 24,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Create two new, single-track mass transit tunnels under the Hudson River, adjacent to the Northeast Corridor at Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station in Secaucus, then swinging south, entering the Palisades at North Bergen and emerging in Midtown Manhattan at a new station expansion of the existing Penn Station in New York. Total cost: $8.7 billion, Jobs: 6,000. New Jersey is seeking $3 billion over a multiyear period from the federal government, including $600 million in stimulus funds.
· Repair the nearly 80-year-old Pulaski Skyway, which links the ports of Elizabeth and Newark to Kearny and Jersey City. The total cost of the project: $25 million.
· Overlay a part of Interstate 295 north of the Philadelphia suburbs-between northbound mileposts 45.2 and 56.8 NB and between southbound mileposts 46.5 and 56.8 SB-with eight inches of concrete and resurface ramps. The state is requesting $120 million from the stimulus to complete this project.
· Finish replacing each of the existing bridge structures on the Route 52 causeway with two fixed structures between Somers Point and Ocean City. MacArthur Boulevard would be widened to provide three 12-foot lanes (one in each direction with a center turning lane). The existing Somers Point traffic circle at the junction of Route 52, Shore Road and Mays Landing Road would be eliminated and replaced by a new four-phase intersection incorporating pedestrian crosswalks and pedestrian signals. The state requested $300 million for this phase of the project. · Upgrade the New Jersey transit system by repairing platforms, replacing track, working on signals, constructing park-and-ride facilities and purchasing 130 buses, at a total cost of $243 million.

NEW MEXICO
Funds allocated: $281.2 million

Jobs likely created: 8800

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Add a lane in each direction on Interstate 10 from the I-25 interchange to the Texas state line. The total cost is $50 million.
· Add a lane in each direction to U.S. 64, between Raton and Clayton (from mile post 360-378). The total cost is $45 million.
· Upgrade the I-40 Paseo del Volcan/West Central Interchange (mile post 150-151) near Albuquerque.

NEW YORK
Funds allocated: $1.35 billion

Jobs likely created: 45,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Mill and repave Interstate 90, from West Seneca to the Lackawanna toll booth, Erie County. Cost: $5 million.
· Resurface deck pavement of I-95 New York Thruway Bridge over Byram River, Westchester County. Total cost: $18.8 million. $12.5 million requested from the stimulus package.
· Seal cracks in local roads throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Total cost: $1.2 million. $1.1 million requested from the stimulus.
· Rehabilitate Grand Central Parkway Bridge over 94th Street, Queens County. Price tag: $80.
9 million.
· Repair or replace pavement on local roads throughout Oneida County. Cost estimate: $3.4 million.

NORTH CAROLINA
Funds allocated: $802 million

Jobs likely created: 25,500

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· The state Department of Transportation has a list of $5 billion worth of highway and bridge projects that it will select from. Good bets include several projects that were set to go and then delayed:
· An access road in Kinston to the Global TransPark, an industrial park set to become a hub for manufacturing. Estimated cost: $60 million.
· A connecting road into Fort Bragg (part of an original, bigger project) servicing the Fayetteville Interstate 295 Outer Loop.

NORTH DAKOTA
Funds allocated: $195 million

Jobs likely created: 7,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Repave 13 miles of Interstate 94 in the western part of the state, from Young Mans Butte to Eagles Nest (two interchanges). Cost: $21million.
· Regrade 13 miles of the southbound lanes of Highway 83 from Junction 37, to about a half mile north of Max. Price tag: $12 million.

OHIO
Funds allocated: $1 billion

Jobs likely created: 35,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· In Greene County, rehabilitate Interstate 675 from State Road 235 to the Clark County line. $5.9 million from the stimulus.
· Replace a Clinton County bridge that carries U.S. 68 traffic over State Road 350. $1.4 million from the stimulus.
· Build a five-lane bridge to replace existing three-lane bridge in Warren County. $786,000 from the stimulus.
· Perform preventative maintenance on Interstate 71 in Cuyahoga County. $3 million from the stimulus.
· Buy energy efficient buses for Cincinnati. $37.5 million from the stimulus.

OKLAHOMA
Funds allocated: $464.2 million

Jobs likely created: 14,500

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Upgrade the pavement around the heavily traveled Inter-Dispersal Loop (IDL) and rehab nine segments of the IDL, including up to 45 bridges in the Tulsa area. Cost: $150 million.
· Rehabilitate the pavement on Interstate 40 in Beckham County. $94 million.

OREGON
Funds allocated: $349.3 million

Jobs likely created: 10,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· In Wilsonville, south of Portland, add a lane to Interstate 5 from Boone Bridge to the Wilsonville Road interchange to improve merging and operations on I-5 north. $5 million from stimulus.
· Improve curve and slide stabilization on U.S. 20 Coast Range Route from Corvallis to Newport. Cost: $13.8 million from stimulus.
· Add lanes on U.S. 97 south from Lava Butte to South Century Drive south of Bend. Build an under crossing at Crawford Road (Lava Lands Visitor Center) and a parallel access road from Lava River Caves to Lava Lands Visitor Center to improve safety. $15 million from stimulus.

PENNSYLVANIA
Funds allocated: $1.25 billion

Jobs likely created: 43,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Replace bridge that carries State Road 3009 traffic over Middle Creek in Snyder County. $3 million from the stimulus.
· In Bedford County, perform preventive maintenance and overlay paving of U.S. 30 from Stoney Creek Lane to Snake Spring Township line. $8.8 million from the stimulus package.
· Replace Harmony Junction Bridge in Butler County. $11.5 million from the stimulus.
· Resurface Lock Haven Bypass from Salona to Avis in Clinton County. $12.4 million from the stimulus.
· Buy 40 hybrid buses for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in Philadelphia. $17.8 million from the stimulus.
· Also in Philadelphia, improve the Girard and Spring Garden subway stations. $16 million from the stimulus.

RHODE ISLAND
Funds allocated: $154 million

Jobs likely created: 5,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Reclaim part of the old southern span of the Washington Bridge in Providence for a park and bikeway. The state would use $7 million in stimulus funds, supplemented by $15 million in state funds, to meet a total estimated project cost of $22 million.
· Resurface 7.5 miles of I-95 from the Connecticut line to Exit 3 (Route 138), with exit ramps, using $10 million in stimulus funds.
· Reconstruct 45-year-old I-295 bridge over the Blackstone River, using $8.5 million in stimulus funds.
· Replace outdated and nonfunctioning highway lighting and repair surface on a 22.3-mile highway from Warwick to the Massachusetts state line, using $7 million in stimulus funds.
· Continue improvements to the Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge in southern Rhode Island with $6 million in stimulus funds.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Funds allocated: $480 million

Jobs likely created: 15,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Resurface and rehab interstate highways. Cost: $160 million.
· Build Exit 3 off Interstate 95 in Hardeeville and expand Purrysburg Road to four lanes. Price tag: $94 million.
· Link Galleria Boulevard from the Meeting Street intersection at Red River Road in Rock Hill. Cost: $1.8 million.

SOUTH DAKOTA
Funds allocated: $199 million

Jobs likely created: 3,800

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Build a four-lane highway in Sioux Falls connecting Interstate 29 and Interstate 90, alleviating congestion on existing highways and local roads. Cost: $100 million.
· Also in Sioux Falls, continue work on the 69th Street extension of the Interstate 29/Interstate 229 reconstruction project, which will provide a critical east-west link for the region’s transportation system. Price tag: $25 million.
· Repave aging streets and renovate deteriorating bridges across the state. Cost: unavailable.

TENNESSEE
Funds allocated: $614 million

Jobs likely created: 24,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Improve Interstate 40 interchange at White Bridge/Robertson Road/Briley Parkway in Davidson County to alleviate congestion around Nashville. Cost: $29.1 million.
· Widen State Road 66 from Nichols Street in Sevierville to S.R. 338 (Boyds Creek Highway) to alleviate congestion in and out of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, a tourist destination. Cost: $28.3 million.
· Widen S.R. 15 from near S.R. 225 to near Sandy Flat Road in McNairy County. Also known as U.S. 64, S.R. 15 is a strategic corridor that travels east to west along the southern section of Tennessee. Cost: $29 million.
· Reconstruct and realign S.R. 1 from Centertown to Spring Valley Road in Warren County. Cost: $15.5 million.

TEXAS
Funds allocated: $2.4 billion

Jobs likely created: 85,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Reconstruct Field Crest Street, Missouri City. $1.32 million from the stimulus package. Jobs created: 20
· Construct a flyover road connector in Baytown, linking U.S. Highway 146 South and State Road 330 North to create a state-mandated hurricane evacuation route for Harris and Chambers counties. $12 million from the stimulus. Jobs created: 175.
· Construct a 1.5-mile-long, four-lane divided highway to meet increasing traffic demand in th
e rapidly growing city of Allen. $7.3 million from the stimulus. Jobs created: 36.
· Widen Houston’s Tanner Road between Hempstead and Beltway 8 near U.S. 290 corridor. $13.1 million from the stimulus. Jobs created: 365
· Expand Dallas Area Rapid Transit light-rail system through the central business district. $550 million from the stimulus.
· Construct a 35-mile, cross-town regional light-rail in Dallas, connecting two light-rail lines to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. $900 million from the stimulus.

UTAH
Funds allocated: $221 million

Jobs likely created: 6100

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Repave 10 miles of Interstate 80 in Summit County. Cost: $15 million.
· Add a lane in both directions to eight miles of heavily used truck routes, including U.S. Route 6, Interstate 15 and Interstate 70. Price tag: $15 million.
· Widen State Route 108 (Syracuse Road) in northern part of the state. Cost estimate: $15 million.
· Repair aging bridges and patch deteriorating roads throughout the state. Cost estimates vary for each project.

VERMONT
Funds allocated: $130 million

Jobs likely created: 5600

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Repair and renovate the historic truss bridge in Richmond, using up to $5 million of stimulus money.
· Renovate eight aging bridges along Interstate 91, using $12 million from the stimulus.

VIRGINIA
Funds allocated: $746 million

Jobs likely created: 22,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· In Fredericksburg, replace Fall Hill Avenue Bridge over Interstate 95 and widen lanes on Fall Hill Avenue between I-95 and the Carl D. Silver Parkway. Cost: $11.5 million.
· Resurface roads throughout the city of Hampton. Cost: $15 million.
· Repair the Midtown Tunnel in Norfolk. Cost estimate: $10 million.
· Replace Lesner Bridge in Virginia Beach. Price tag: $90 million.

WASHINGTON
Funds allocated: $529 million

Jobs likely created: 17,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Rebuild the interchange between Interstate 82 and Valley Mall Boulevard in Yakima, using $30.8 million in stimulus funding. About 27,000 vehicles, including heavy trucks, use the exchange daily.
· In Seattle, widen northbound I-405 from NE 195th Street to state Route 527, using $40 million from the stimulus.
· Improve traffic management and install speed system signs along a seven-mile stretch of I-5 in Seattle, a heavily congested corridor in a dense urban area. $26 million in stimulus funding.
The state secretary of transportation says these projects, which have been delayed for lack of funding, will be a top priority. Additional money will go to local and state highway preservation, with any leftover funds used to improve highway technology systems, including cameras, traffic management, fiber and electrical networks.

WEST VIRGINIA
Funds allocated: $243.5 million

Jobs likely created: 8000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Repair as needed the Coalfields Expressway, King Coal Highway, U.S. Route 35, State Routes 9 and 10, the Fairmont Connector, and the Mon-Fayette Expressway.
· Expand Corridor H from Weston near I-79, east through Elkins to the Virginia border. Also, upgrade Route 9 in the Eastern Panhandle and U.S. Route 35 between Putnam County and Mason County.
· Replace aging bridges, including the Nitro-St. Albans Bridge and the Winfield toll bridge, among others.

WISCONSIN
Funds allocated: $563.7 million

Jobs likely created: 18,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Widen and expand Interstate 94 from Milwaukee to the Illinois state line, adding one lane in each direction and new interchanges at Drexel Avenue and at Elm Road, using $100 million from the stimulus. The entire project will take until 2012 and cost $1.9 billion.
· Reconstruct and expand I-94 between I-39 and County Trunk Highway North, just to the east of Madison. The five-mile project will expand the roadway from four to six lanes, replace six bridges and add two bridges. Price tag: $40 million.
· Improve U.S. 41, increasing the road from four to six lanes and reconstructing four interchanges in Winnebago County. $30 million in stimulus funds.
· Develop a high-speed rail corridor between Milwaukee and Madison to increase Chicago-Milwaukee service. The Madison-Milwaukee corridor will use $131 million from the stimulus.
· Resurface and repave I-39 in Marathon County, using $17 million of stimulus funds.

WYOMING
Funds allocated: $199 million

Jobs likely created: 6,000

Projects that are major candidates for stimulus funding:
· Convert a section of Highway 220, between Muddy Gap junction and Casper, from a two-lane road to a divided four-lane expressway, at a cost of $34.5 million, all from the stimulus.
· In the Elk Mountain area, resurface Interstate 80 in both directions, at a total cost $18.5 million, all from the stimulus.
· Reconstruct West Lincolnway Street in Cheyenne, removing existing concrete, performing underground utility work, repaving with concrete, new curbs, gutters and medians, associated enhancements such as landscaping and sidewalks, at an estimated cost of $15.7 million, all from the stimulus.
· Add a third lane for passing to U.S. 18/20 from Orin to Lusk, at a total cost of $15.6 million, all from the stimulus.
· Widen and resurface Highway 116 from south of Upton to the junction with 450 North, at a cost of $10.5 million, all from the stimulus.

Note: The projects listed here represent what is most likely to be funded. None have final approval. Funds allocated are for roads and bridges, with additional distributions for mass transit, Amtrak and water projects. Jobs allocated are round estimates. The general rule is 35,000 jobs for each $1.1 billion in infrastructure spending.

Greg Sitek

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