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Nevada will receive $ 2.5 billion in transportation funding from federal infrastructure legislation | Carson City Nevada News

CARSON CITY – The Nevada Department of Transportation applauds the signing of the new five-year federal infrastructure funding bill, which will support the department’s ability to maintain and build the extensive network of roads, highways and bridges of the state. The funding bill will provide $ 2.5 billion to the Nevada State Highway Fund over five years.

Over the next year, that will mean an additional $ 83.5 million, or an increase of about 21%, in federal transportation funding allocated to Nevada. Funding will ultimately increase to $ 520.7 million in FY2026, a 31% increase over current funding when the legislation expires. The transportation bill also includes funding for bridge preservation to help maintain more than 2,100 bridges in the state amid a $ 171 million backlog in bridge preservation work in statewide.

“This funding is extremely important for building and maintaining critical infrastructure that Nevada’s growing population needs,” said Kristina Swallow, director of the Nevada Department of Transportation. “While our long-term transportation funding constraints have yet to be resolved, we are delighted that this historic funding sets us on a better course to create a more connected, sustainable and equitable future for all Nevadans. “

The NDOT will use the publicly established transportation priorities developed under the One Nevada Plan to make performance-based decisions regarding future transportation projects and programs to support mobility, security, jobs and economic development of the nation. Nevada. Priorities include the equitable satisfaction of the long-term needs of all transport users such as cyclists, motorists, pedestrians and public transport users with a well-preserved, sustainable and safe public transport system that supports the state economy.