SRF assisted Scott County with a benefit-cost analysis for the US 169 Freight Mobility 2016 TIGER Grant application. As a result, the County was awarded with federal funding of $17.7M for the construction of an interchange and frontage road system at TH 169/TH 41 in Shakopee, Minnesota. The intersection has long been recognized as being congested with traffic back-ups, crashes, and delays for freight traffic. The interchange was the only project in the State of Minnesota to receive a portion of the appropriated $500 million.
The highly competitive TIGER grant program supports innovative transportation projects, including multi-modal and multi-jurisdictional projects, which are difficult to fund through traditional federal programs. This year’s awards focus on capital projects that generate economic development and improve access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for communities, both urban and rural. Since 2009, Congress has dedicated nearly $4.6 billion for seven rounds of TIGER to fund projects that have a significant impact on the nation’s transportation system.