By Nolan Miles
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer
A $67.5 million grant will improve both Kentucky’s aging infrastructure and the lives of freight commuters in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. An INFRA grant was recently awarded to Kentucky to fund the I-71/I-75 interchange in Boone County.
The I-71/I-75 project is one of 26 funded by the grant that’s awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The project will improve mobility for people traveling through the region, while simlultaneously improving safety and decreasing traffic delays. The total expected cost of the project is $150.9 million.
Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants provide discretionary funding to improve the nation’s failing infrastructure and support the Administration’s commitment to create new opportunities for infrastructure expansion and repair.
“State funds are critical in competing for federal grants,” said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas. “The collective financial stake of $83.4 million from traditional state and federal funds, as well as local and private funds, made this grant request a strong contender.”
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