U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Carlos Monje will visit Fernley Wednesday to celebrate a $25 million grant to help complete the Nevada Pacific Parkway connection from I-80 to Highway 50A.
The project will also expand capacity for dual access to Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail lines. This grant will increase supply chain efficiency, making goods more affordable for American families, and expand logistics and manufacturing capacity throughout the Northern Nevada region, allowing for job growth in the region.
The USDOT visit is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Building a Better America Tour that will see leaders from USDOT travel across the country this week to highlight 166 infrastructure projects that will modernize roads, bridges, and more.
Read more about the other grants recently awarded to Nevada here.