Hoeven Announces Nearly $62 Million to North Dakota Department of Transportation Through COVID-19 Relief, $18 Million for Bridge Repair Efforts

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will distribute nearly $62 million to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) through end-of-year COVID-19 relief legislation.

NDDOT will also receive $18 million to support the construction and repair of bridge infrastructure. Through his role on the Senate THUD Appropriations Committee, the senator helped include this funding in the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations legislation and worked with the Appropriations Committee to craft language to ensure it would benefit small, rural states.

“It’s vital that our roadways and bridges are safe and accessible across North Dakota,” said Hoeven. “This funding will benefit our state and economy for years to come through the repair and rehabilitation of important infrastructure.”