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Governor Kotek Issues Statement on $600 Million Federal Award for Interstate Bridge Replacement
Today, Governor Tina Kotek made the following statement after it was announced that the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program (IBR) is slated to be awarded $600 million from the Mega Grant Program for the replacement of the Interstate 5 Bridge, which connects Oregon and Washington. The IBR received the full funding amount requested in its application.

"This is a big moment for the Pacific Northwest. Replacing the Interstate Bridge is a critical infrastructure investment for our local communities, two states, the West Coast, and our nation. This project will help advance our goal of reducing emissions through a modern, multimodal bridge and will provide an infusion of federal funds to our region that will support local jobs and broader workforce opportunities. I appreciate the hard work of transportation leaders in Oregon, Washington, and the federal government for making this possible."


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