Thursday, 13 January 2022 10:16

New Hampshire Gets Federal Funding for Roadway Updates

Written by Christian Wade, The Center Square


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New Hampshire is getting another pile of cash from the federal government to help fix potholed roads and crumbling bridges and expand public transit options.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is sending nearly $219 million to the state as part of the $1 trillion infrastructure and jobs law, signed by President Joe Biden


"Many of our roads, highways and bridges have been lacking investment for too long, threatening the safety of drivers traveling to work, getting groceries and picking up their kids from childcare," U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, said in a statement. "It’s long past time we deliver a once-in-a-generation investment in our highways to boost safety and resilience." 


Other members of the state's congressional delegation who pushed for the funding praised the Biden administration's decision to quickly distribute the funds. 


"The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act makes good on decades of promises to invest in our communities, and I’m pleased that we are delivering the federal funds necessary for New Hampshire to reduce congestion and improve safety and quality of life," Rep. Chris Pappas, D-NH, said in a statement.


The DOT's Federal Highway Administration announced Dec. 16 that $52.5 billion in federal funds were being distributed to states, tribal nations and territories as part of the infrastructure law. That's a 20% increase over last year's federal highway apportionments, the agency said. 


“We are committed to delivering on the promise of the bipartisan Infrastructure law, and putting people to work modernizing our infrastructure and making it safer, more sustainable and more efficient," U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement. 


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