Hoover Dam Bypass Budget
TEA-21, The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, was
approved with broad congressional support and was signed into law by
President Clinton on June 9, 1998. It reauthorizes the Federal
transportation program for another six years (1998-2003) and
provides significant funding for transportation programs -- $218
billion dollars over six years -- representing a 40 percent increase
in funding from the previous legislation. What does this mean for
the Hoover Dam Bypass?
TEA-21 provides $41 million for the Hoover Dam Bypass
Project under the "High Priority Projects
Program." Arizona and Nevada have each agreed to
contribute $20 million to the proposed project. In addition,
the proposed project has received $31.5 million in Public
Lands Highway Discretionary (PLHD) funding, $4 million in
National Corridor Planning and Development (NCPD) Program
funding, $23 million in USDOT appropriations, and $5 million
in the 2003 Consolidated Appropriations Resolution.
Arizona and Nevada will continue to seek additional
Federal funding each year through the two Federal programs
mentioned above - the FLHP serving Federal lands projects,
and the NCPD Program serving projects that benefit national
trade corridors and interstate commerce. Both states feel
this project is largely a Federal responsibility and should
not compete for funding directly with other state projects.
Project Design Concepts and
The completion of the concept refinement and preliminary
design provides the Project Management Team (PMT) with a
clearer definition of the project and a reliable cost
estimate. During the concept refinement/preliminary
design phase, the design team worked to provide enhancements
to the project (i.e. pedestrian plaza and sidewalk on the
River Bridge) while containing the project cost. Go to
Activities page for a summary of the design enhancements
that were made during this phase.
The revised project cost is $240 million including
project engineering and construction. $137.5 million of
this cost has been acquired as indicated in the chart above.