Jeffersonville, Ind. was one of 39 recipients of the US Department of Transportation's annual TIGER grants.
The over $2 billion project will relieve traffic congestion for Louisville and southern Indiana.
The new facility is expected to create a little more than a thousand jobs by 2015 and have a $150 million economic impact on the state.
Officials say residents should be wary of people going door-to-door collecting donations for victims.