On Monday December 17, 2018, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP), which shows all of the proposed funding for projects throughout the region and state. The FTIP showed that the full construction funding for Southern Heights Bridge was approved for FY 18/19. The documents note $4,185,000 for construction. Public Works will finalize the design, coordinate utility work, and address private property concerns before starting the construction. Construction should begin in late summer/early Fall 2019.