Hoeven: DOT to Award $16.75 Million Grant to ND Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded $16,750,000 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation through the 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. A member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven led the North Dakota delegation in outlining North Dakota’s increase in oversized freight and passenger traffic to DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg and further made the case that a significant rate of growth is placing an unprecedented burden on the state’s infrastructure. This funding will be used to construct passing lanes along 165 miles of US Route 52 between Carrington and Kenmare and additionally upgrade a corridor through the U.S.-Canada crossing in Portal.

“We worked to secure this funding for NDDOT to add passing lanes along this corridor as it will significantly improve agriculture and energy transportation,” said Hoeven. “The infrastructure improvements made possible by this funding will not only improve traffic safety, but will also reduce long delays for both industry and the traveling public.”