Larson Announces $665 Million in New Funding for Connecticut Roads and Bridges
Hartford, CT - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that Connecticut will receive $665 million in new funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law to improve roads and bridges across the state. This is the first round of funding under a five-year federal investment in Connecticut highways authorized by the new law.
“Connecticut residents have had to live with poorly-designed infrastructure that does not meet the needs of today,” said Larson. “I voted for the bipartisan infrastructure law to provide a much-needed boost to our roads and bridges and create good-paying union jobs. This funding, a 20 percent increase from last year, will help cut down on commute times, bolster the supply chain for local businesses and keep travelers safe on the roads.”
“With the American Society of Civil Engineers giving Connecticut a C- on its latest Infrastructure Report Card, the need for these funds has never been clearer,” continued Larson. “President Biden and House Democrats are taking action to repair and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure for the 21st Century.”
Signed into law by President Biden on November 15th, the bipartisan infrastructure law authorized record federal funding for highway and bridge repairs. These funds can be used for highway construction or improvements.