WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that Nevada will receive $45 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which the Senators helped pass, to improve bridges across the state. There are nearly 30 bridges in Nevada considered in “poor condition” and this funding will be allocated to projects across the state to repair and modernize dozens of bridges, while supporting good-paying construction jobs.
“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that I helped write and pass, Nevada is receiving $45 million to fix and update our bridges – nearly thirty of which are deemed structurally deficient,” said Senator Rosen. “This funding will make needed improvements in our state while creating jobs, and it’s a reminder of what we can accomplish when we work in a bipartisan way.”
“This funding I secured through the bipartisan infrastructure law will create jobs and help Nevada make improvements and repairs to our critical bridges across the state,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “The safety of Nevadans is my top priority, and these investments will make our roads and bridges safer and more resilient to strengthen our economic future.”
This funding from the Federal Highway Administration is the largest investment in bridges in American history. Nevada will receive a total of $45 million under the new program to address highway bridge needs. The funding is available to improve the vital bridges in the state, including 28 deemed structurally deficient, to ensure they are maintained at a safe and efficient level.
Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto secured multiple transportation provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure bill to help Nevada communities make even more improvements to their roads and bridges, plan for and build electric vehicle infrastructure, make transit to school safer for students, and support smart cities that use technology to solve transportation challenges.