The US Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NH DOT) and its partners in Vermont. The grant is to rehabilitate the Interstate-89 (I-89) Lebanon-Hartford Bridge Project. The federal grant is for about $10 million and will aid in rehabilitating the two regionally significant interstate bridges that support I-89 and cross the Connecticut River, connecting Vermont and New Hampshire.
A report on the project says its primary purpose is to correct structural deficiencies and improve safety between the Interstate 91 interchange in Vermont and the Exit 20 interchange in New Hampshire. The project proposes to widen the existing bridges, which were built in 1966.