Puerto Rico will get at least $112 million from the federal government for road projects starting this fall.

The office of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced grant money Thursday afternoon.

Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority executive director Carlos Contreras Aponte, left, said the investments would create 2500 jobs.

The money will be used for 17 projects for reconstructing roads, making bridge repairs, and improving road safety.

The Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority is seeking to gain an additional $60 million by the end of the year for roadway improvements and $100 million for the first quarter of 2018.

“These projects have been achieved through an effort we started at the beginning of the year with an aggressive design plan that allows us to maximize the use of federal funds in the reconstruction of roads and which, in turn, will impact the economy through the creation of more than 2,500 jobs,” said authority executive director Carlos Contreras Aponte.

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