American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
The transportation portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides significant new funding for transportation infrastructure.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) created this web page to inform the public about ARRA funding for transportation projects. This web page includes a number of links to provide information about the process and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
North Dakota Project Selection Process
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 or Economic Recovery package as it is commonly termed, requires “shovel ready” projects, meaning projects with the planning, environmental, and design work complete to allow bidding in 2009 or early 2010. To meet these requirements, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) followed its established project-selection process when selecting the economic-recovery projects and simply advanced “shovel-ready” projects originally programmed for later years. Therefore, the Department moved projects programmed for 2010-2012 funding, in the current Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to 2009 recovery funding. Additionally, it moved projects shown in later-year priorities to 2009, as appropriate and as funding allowed.
The project-selection process includes public involvement and strategic planning, and is detailed in the STIP Timelines pamphlet . For Urban and County Program projects the process is similar, but the cities and counties submit their priorities to the NDDOT, which ultimately incorporates the projects into the STIP.
This process ensured that all projects work toward the NDDOT’s system-preservation strategy to provide a transportation system that safely moves people and goods.
ARRA Monthly Reporting
Stimulus Projects Maps Information
During the 2009 construction season, approximately $105 million in economic stimulus funding will be spent on approximately 99 projects. This money will go toward state, county and city projects throughout North Dakota. The map details the project locations and is current as of April 1, 2009. The projects may change as plans are updated and bid, so these projects and locations may change.
Stimulus Projects Maps
- State and County Stimulus Projects Map
- Urban Stimulus Projects Map 1
- Includes Bismarck/Mandan, Fargo/West Fargo, Valley City, and Wahpeton.
- Urban Stimulus Projects Map 2
- Includes Devils Lake, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Grafton, Jamestown, Minot, and Williston.
Certifications and Letters
- Governor's Letter to Secretary of Transportation
- Governor's Section 1201 Certification
- Governor's Section 1201 Certification - Amended
- Governor's Section 1607 Certification
Director's Section 1511 Certifications
- September 21, 2010 Certification
- June 15, 2010 Certification
- January 20, 2010 Certification
- January 6, 2010 Certification
- December 17, 2009 Certification
- October 7, 2009 Certification
- Airport Sponsor Certification (Wahpeton Municipal Airport)
- September 18, 2009 Certification
- September 15, 2009 Certification
- September 2, 2009 Certification
- July 10, 2009 Certification
- Airport Sponsor Certification (Grand Forks International Airport)
- Airport Sponsor Certification (Mott Municipal Airport)
- June 3, 2009 Certification
- May 11, 2009 Certification
- May 1, 2009 Certification
- April 22, 2009 Certification
- April 9, 2009 Certification
- March 12, 2009 Certification
- March 5, 2009 Certification
Transportation Improvement Program
- Final STIP (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program)
- March 26, 2009 STIP Amendment - Press Release
- March 11, 2009 STIP Amendment - Press Release
- March 9, 2009 STIP Amendment - Press Release
- March 2, 2009 STIP Amendment - Approved
- February 13, 2009 STIP Amendment - Press Release
Initial Project Reports
- June 29, 2010 Report
- January 20, 2010 Report
- December 31, 2009 Report
- October 21, 2009 Report
- October 2, 2009 Report
- September 16, 2009 Report
- July 24, 2009 Report
- June 12, 2009 Report
- May 15, 2009 Report
- May 7, 2009 Report
- April 15, 2009 Report
- March 31, 2009 Report