Emergency Road & Bridge Repair Fund

Recognizing the significance transportation infrastructure has on the State’s economy and its importance to the citizens for mobility, the Mississippi Legislature established the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund (ERBRF) during the 2018 Extraordinary Session to revitalize public roads and bridges across the state. In addition to establishing the ERBRF, the Legislature also provided the necessary authority to initially fund the program up to $250 million.

Applications are due by Friday, December 14th at midnight.

In accordance with the legislation, the following goals have been established:

  • Goal 1 – Fund projects that meet an existing SAFETY concern to the traveling public.
  • Goal 2 – Fund projects that restore COMMERCE and the ECONOMIC VITALITY of the community,region, state, or nation.
  • Goal 3 – Fund projects that address existing issues of impeding MOBILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY on public roadways.
  • Goal 4 – Fund projects that can be designed and constructed to MEET THE INTENT OF HB 1.

The following tentative timeline has been established:

  • October 2018 – Survey locals, develop rule and application process
  • November 2018 – File Temporary Rule and Start Application Period
  • December 2018 – Application Deadline and Begin Evaluation Process
  • January 2019 – MTC Approval of Projects; bond funds available for transfer to locals

Through collaboration and input from the ERBRF Advisory Board and local governments, the following key criteria have been incorporated into the project selection process:

  • Safety
  • Emergency Vehicle Access
  • Condition of Bridges
  • Economic Impacts
  • Project Readiness
  • Traffic Volume
  • Truck Volume
  • Facility Type
  • Regional Significance
  • Innovative Financing or Design
  • Access to Schools