I-89 Bridges Get Grant

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Lebanon — The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $10 million grant to help rehabilitate the two bridges carrying Interstate 89 over the Connecticut River between West Lebanon and Hartford.

New Hampshire’s congressional delegation announced the so-called Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grant on Tuesday.

“This is a huge investment in the I-89 Lebanon-Hartford bridge project that will go a long way in keeping commuters and tourists traveling between New Hampshire and Vermont safe, and will also help promote economic development throughout the region. This is important for our transportation and infrastructure network, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I’ll keep fighting to bring home federal dollars to continue these necessary investments,” U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said in a news release on Tuesday.

The $40 million bridge projects are on New Hampshire’s 10-year transportation plan, with construction set to start in 2019.