Infrastructure Law Will Support Local Jobs By Making the Largest Investment in Fixing American Bridges in History
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) announced the first round of investments in repairing Georgia bridges under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, she helped pass. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congresswoman Bourdeaux helped deliver $45 million for Georgia to fix bridges this year in FY 2022, part of a total $225 million investment over the next five years. This represents the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system.
Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux said, “Thanks to our bipartisan infrastructure law, Georgia’s bridges are getting a significant investment over the next five years. This funding will help connect our communities, boost the local economy, and improve safety across Georgia. For growing suburbs like mine, this funding will help us address congestion and improve people’s daily commutes and mobility. I look forward to continuing to work with Georgia’s Department of Transportation and local partners to deliver these funds to Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties.”
Background: The investment announced today is designed to help Georgia repair local bridges that are critical for getting to school and work, moving commerce, and connecting communities. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law also includes a separate program designed to support larger bridges through a competitive grant program. Details on that program will be announced at a later date.
For more information on the Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Formula Program funding to states click here.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.