Huffman Delivers $4.2B for State Bridges from Infrastructure Law
Infrastructure Law Huffman Helped Pass Will Support Local Jobs by Making the Largest Investment in Fixing American Bridges in History
January 14, 2022
San Rafael, CA – Today, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced the first round of investments in repairing California bridges under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law he helped pass. Huffman helped deliver $849.4M for California to fix bridges this year in FY 2022, part of a total $4.2B investment over the next five years.
“The Infrastructure Law is delivering results for our community. Thanks to this new law, our state is receiving long-overdue funding to update many of our crumbling bridges – delivering new, well-paying jobs in the process,” said Rep. Huffman. “Repairing our bridges will make our community safer, grow our local economy by creating jobs and allowing commerce to move more efficiently, and help us stay connected.”
In California, 1,536 bridges have been determined to be in poor condition. The apportionment of funds has been divided among bridges as follows:
- Main bridges: $721,967,649
- Off-system bridges: $127,406,056
The investment announced today is designed to help California repair local bridges that are critical for getting to school and work, moving commerce, and connecting communities. The Infrastructure Law also includes a separate program designed to support larger bridges through a competitive grant program. Details on that program will be announced at a later date.
For more information on the Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Formula Program funding to states click here.
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