December 21, 2021

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $800 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Highway Funding for the State

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $796,122,349 in FY22 federal funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law to improve roads and bridges and create good-paying jobs across the state. These federal investments also fund critical new programs to address climate change, both through reducing carbon emissions and strengthening infrastructure to withstand climate and extreme weather impacts.

The Maryland Democratic Congressional Delegation voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure law, which was signed into law by President Biden last month and provides an infusion of new federal funding for highway and bridge repair for communities across the nation. The funds, administered by the Federal-aid Highway Program, will be used for construction, reconstruction or improvement. This is the first round of funding under the five years of federal investment in Maryland highways authorized by the bipartisan infrastructure law.

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was a long overdue investment in the roads and bridges Marylanders rely on every day,” the lawmakers said. “This new round of federal funding will help to rebuild Maryland’s roads and overall transportation network, cut down on gridlock and pollution and keep drivers and pedestrians safe. Team Maryland is proud to support good-paying union jobs for our state through this funding, and we are looking forward to delivering more of the federal infrastructure resources to our communities from the infrastructure modernization bill that we fought so hard to pass.”

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Maryland a C grade on its Infrastructure Report Card, finding many deficiencies that require immediate attention like Maryland’s road congestion and population growth.

The funding will be distributed as follows:

Highway Performance Program


Transportation Block Grant Program


Safety Improvement Program


Highway Crossings Program


Mitigation and Air Quality Program


Metropolitan Planning


National Highway Freight Program


Carbon Reduction Program


PROTECT Formula Program