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The Department of Transportation awarded three North Carolina Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants totaling more than $51 million on Nov. 6, one of which will further a Mooresville project.
Senators Tillis and Burr organized and attended initial meetings with stakeholders and USDOT staff to discuss each project, attended pitch meetings with stakeholders and USDOT staff, and provided advice and counsel on USDOT priorities that stakeholders were able to highlight in their applications.
The three BUILD grants are:
“One of my top priorities is modernizing North Carolina’s infrastructure and working with our local communities throughout the federal grant process to make sure their applications are as strong as possible,” said Senator Thom Tillis. “I’m proud North Carolina will be awarded $51 million in BUILD grants, which will go a long way towards improving safety on our roads and reducing traffic congestion. I want to thank Secretary Chao and the Trump Administration for their support in improving North Carolina’s infrastructure.”
“North Carolina’s roadways are critical for economic growth,” said Senator Richard Burr. “Today’s announcement awards more than $50 million to the state through the highly competitive and selective BUILD Grant program. This funding will improve North Carolina’s infrastructure to ensure passenger safety and to better connect communities for years to come. I applaud the City of Greenville, the Town of Mooresville, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation for recognizing the benefits of building a strong infrastructure in their communities.”