Tampa Bay receives $12.6 million for port construction

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Florida Construction News staff writer

A $12.6 million grant from the president’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has been announced for a Port of Tampa Bay construction project.

The grant will pay for a new berth at Port Redwing that will add capacity, increase efficiency, create hundreds of local jobs, and strengthen supply chains at one of the country’s busiest ports.

“The foundation of our economic growth and quality of life here in the Tampa Bay region is especially dependent on two things: infrastructure and people,” said Mayor Jane Castor

“This new berth will provide Port Tampa Bay with greater capacity for bigger ships, giving us the infrastructure that we need to strengthen our supply chain in one of the country’s fastest-growing regions.”

The funding announcement was one of 166 made across the country during the Biden-Harris Administration’s Building a Better America Tour. USDOT leaders say approved infrastructure projects will modernize roads, bridges, and more.

“These are transformative projects, and there are more to come thanks to the Bipartisan infrastructure Law,” Castor said.

“From safer streets with fewer potholes, to investments in transit and reconnecting neighborhoods, this bill will be transformative for communities across this country. Secretary Buttigieg, thank you for your support of this important project and we look forward to working with you as we bring our infrastructure into the future.”

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