**Funding marks largest federal highway apportionment in decades & comes from the bipartisan infrastructure package that Shaheen and Hassan helped lead**
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today welcomed $218,888,554 to New Hampshire to support highway investments across the state. The funding is part of a national $52.5 billion announcement to improve the safety and performance of America’s roads, bridges and highways, with funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Shaheen and Hassan negotiated.
“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. It’s long past time we deliver a once-in-a-generation investment in our highways to boost safety and resilience,” said Shaheen. “I’m pleased to see over $218 million heading to New Hampshire as part of the largest federal highway investment in decades. As a lead negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure package, I’m committed to ensuring New Hampshire gets its fair share of federal resources to deliver for working families.”
“New Hampshire’s roads are in desperate need of repairs, and this funding through the bipartisan infrastructure bill will help communities across the state complete urgently needed projects that will make our roads safer and support our economy,” said Senator Hassan. “It has taken our country too long to make the serious investments that are needed to strengthen our crumbling roads and bridges – which is why we made sure that the new infrastructure law finally takes the steps that our country needs to build out a modern transportation system. I look forward to the additional funding that will continue to come to the state to help strengthen our economy and communities.”
“This federal highway funding bolstered by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will make it safer and easier for Granite Staters to commute to work, school, and see family, as well as encourage visitors to travel to NH to enjoy all that our state has to offer,” said Rep. Kuster. “I was proud to vote for this transformative legislation to deliver long-overdue investments in our state’s transportation infrastructure and ensure New Hampshire remains a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.”
“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,” said Rep. Pappas. “This infrastructure bill moves us toward that brighter future and creates the backbone of economic success for our country, and these funds represent an important down payment on those goals.”
Specifically, funding announced today for New Hampshire includes:
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