Colorado is receiving $15.3 million in federal grants to fund several transportation projects.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the grants announced Wednesday will create jobs and strengthen the state economy.

The grant money will help with the widening of Interstate 225 between Parker Road and Mississippi Avenue in Denver. The funds will also go to the resurfacing of nine miles of U.S. Highway 160 in southern Colorado along an area used to get to national parks and monuments.

Every state applied for grants in June from 14 programs with the Federal Highway Administration.


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