KENTUCKY — The Department of Transportation announced this week that Kentucky will receive over $1 billion in the next fiscal year to strengthen roads, bridges, tunnels and more across the state.

What You Need To Know

  • Over $1 billion is headed to Kentucky for critical infrastructure projects

  • It comes from the recently-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

  • Kentucky's piece of the pie will come via 12 programs within the DOT's Federal Highway Administration

The latest influx of funding flows from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which was signed into law in Nov. 2021. The historic measure allocated $350 billion for infrastructure projects through 2026.

Kentucky's $1.02 billion piece of the pie will come via 12 programs within the DOT's Federal Highway Administration, including over $500 million from the National Highway Performance Program, $94 million from the Bridge Formula Program and nearly $22 million from the Carbon Reduction Program.

You can view Kentucky's full list of FHWA apportionments here.

Louisville Rep. John Yarmuth championed the Infrastructure Law and said he's "thrilled" to have aided passage of the measure to benefit Kentucky.

“This funding will repair our roadways, improve commute times, reduce pollution, and create good jobs right here in our Commonwealth," Yarmuth said in a press release. "We need a safer, stronger, and smarter infrastructure system, and today’s announcement is a monumental step forward in achieving that goal."

Kentucky's fiscal year 2023 allocation is part of the nearly $60 billion tranche from the DOT to support critical infrastructure in all 50 states and territories. 

“America’s roads and bridges are the vital arteries of our transportation system, connecting people and goods across the country,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Today we are sending historic levels of funding to every state to help modernize the roads and bridges Americans rely on every day.”