Stabenow, Peters Announce Historic $563.1 Million Investment to Fix Michigan Bridges
Funding Made Possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Signed into Law Last YearFriday, January 14, 2022
Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters today announced that Michigan will receive $563.1 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to fix our crumbling and unsafe bridges across the state. The Act was signed into law on November 15, 2021, and includes the largest investment ever made to repair our bridges.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan a D+ on its latest infrastructure report card. There are 1,219 bridges rated in poor condition.
“Thanks to the leadership of President Biden and his partnership with Congress, we are making the largest investment ever to finally fix our bridges. It will transform how Michiganders get around the state and strengthen the safety of our bridges for future generations. This funding is a game changer for Michigan and one critical piece of the investments in infrastructure coming for our state,” said Senator Stabenow.
“The bipartisan infrastructure law will bolster our economy by rebuilding roads and bridges that are in desperate need of repair and create good-paying jobs along the way,” said Senator Peters. “It’s unacceptable the United States ranks 13th in the world in infrastructure quality, which is what makes this federal investment essential. Thanks to the passage of this law, we will rebuild our infrastructure with resiliency in mind so that it reduces costs on taxpayers and increases our economic competitiveness. I’m proud to have helped make this investment a reality and will keep working to support Michigan’s economic recovery.”
Working with Republicans and Democrats, Senators Stabenow and Peters were instrumental in passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Act is transformational for Michigan. It includes unprecedented funding—to rebuild our long-neglected roads and bridges, to keep our drinking water safe, to bring high-speed internet to every Michigan community, to invest in electric vehicles, to finish modernizing the Soo Locks, and to make the largest single investment ever in the Great Lakes. The Act also strengthens our Buy American laws.
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