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Date Published: 2010-02-01

Contact: Meg Ragonese

Phone: (775) 888-7172

Title: Nevada Obligates All ARRA Recovery Funds

Story Text:

The Nevada Department of Transportation has obligated all $201 million of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Highway Funds, one month ahead of schedule.

Nevada is one of three states to obligate 100 percent of all its ARRA funding. Maine and Wyoming are the other two.

Of the $201 million that Nevada received as part of the federal ARRA highway funding, all 17 counties received funding totaling 69 projects statewide. More than $120 million went to projects in Clark County and an estimated $26 million went to the construction of the I-580/Meadowood Interchange project in Washoe County.

“We are proud to have obligated all of our funds that not only provided an economic boost to Nevada but also funded much needed highway projects in all 17 counties,” said NDOT Director Susan Martinovich. “NDOT put a lot of hard work into meeting this deadline ahead of schedule and it was truly a cooperative effort between the state, Clark and Washoe County Regional Transportation Commissions, Nevada Association of Counties and all the local governmental agencies.”

For a complete list of Nevada transportation economic recovery projects, visit www.nevadadot.com/recovery.