CLAREMONT – Senator Hassan visited downtown Claremont to tour ongoing infrastructure revitalization projects, including repairs to roads, water sites, and sewage sites. There, the Senator spoke with city officials and business leaders about how funding from the bipartisan infrastructure package that the Senate recently passed could provide a major boost to infrastructure revitalization efforts in Claremont and across New Hampshire.
“Granite Staters know investing in infrastructure is a direct investment in our families, communities, and our economy, and this month, the Senate took a major step forward in doing exactly that by passing a once-in-a-generation infrastructure package,” said Senator Hassan. “I appreciated talking with Claremont leaders about how this bill will help fix our roads and bridges and invest in clean water and clean energy - all while creating jobs and growing our economy.”
“Our infrastructure needs far outweigh our ability to locally fund them, delaying infrastructure projects critical to Claremont's economic growth, the public's health and safety, and community resiliency,” said Claremont Mayor Charlene Lovett. “Senator Hassan knows this and we appreciate her work to ensure that NH municipalities have the financial resources necessary to make the infrastructure investments necessary to meet today's needs and those of the future.”
Other officials present included State Representative John Cloutier, State Representative Gary Merchant, Director of Planning and Development for the City of Claremont Nancy Merrill, Claremont City Manager Ed Morris, State Representative Andrew O’Hearne, State Senator Sue Prentiss, and Tim St. Pierre with BUR Construction.
Senator Hassan was one of the Senators who negotiated the bipartisan infrastructure package, working closely on provisions related to passenger rail, high-speed internet access, coastal resilience, and cybersecurity.