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Wexton Announces Infrastructure Law Safe Streets Grants for Loudoun and Prince William Counties

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) announced federal grants to help prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries in Virginia’s 10th District through the Safe Streets and Roads for All program, which was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law last year. The two awards are:

  • $992,000 for Prince William County to develop a Prince William County Comprehensive Safety Action Plan
  • $464,000 for Loudoun County to develop a Loudoun County Safe Streets and Roads for All Action Plan

“We have a roadway safety crisis in our country, and I’m proud to announce that today we’re taking real action to make drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians safer here in Virginia,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this federal funding is on its way to VA-10 to help reduce roadway fatalities by enabling localities to develop comprehensive roadway safety plans. Our once-in-a-generation infrastructure legislation is already having major impacts here in our communities.”

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion over the next 5 years. This federal funding is being distributed to localities to develop or update comprehensive safety action plans, conduct planning, design, and development activities in support of an action plan, and carry out action plan projects and strategies. The action plans being developed by Loudoun and Prince William counties will help keep drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians safe on local streets, roads, and highways.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), it is estimated that 38,680 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2020. Progress to reduce roadway fatalities has stalled over the past decade, and deaths have been increasing alarmingly in recent years. The Safe Streets and Roads for All program is a critical part of DOT’s strategy to reduce serious injuries and deaths on our roadways. More information about the grant program can be found here.