$969M investment coming to Arizona from infrastructure law

Business News | 22 Dec, 2021 |

$969 million will be invested in Arizona highways, roads, and bridges from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.

The $969,307,549 in funding from the Senators’ bipartisan infrastructure law will make long-overdue investments in Arizona’s roads and bridges—improving safety, and reducing traffic deaths and serious injuries. These investments will create thousands of jobs across the state and strengthen Arizona’s trucking workforce by establishing new recruitment and training programs.


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“Our bipartisan infrastructure law is making historic investments to strengthen, improve, and modernize our highways, roads, and bridges to create thousands of jobs and keep Arizonans safe as they travel to work, see loved ones, go to school, and much more,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“In Arizona, this funding from our bipartisan infrastructure law is going to upgrade the major freeways, interstates, and bridges we all use every day, and make them safer and less congested. In repairing and modernizing our roadways, we are going to create thousands of good-paying jobs while literally laying the groundwork for Arizona to remain the best place to live, work and raise a family,” said Kelly, member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law authorizes $477 billion in new funding over the next five years for surface transportation program, including $347.5 billion for highways and $37 billion for bridges. The infrastructure law also bolsters highway safety by making long-overdue investments in Arizona’s roads and bridges and helps grow and strengthen the trucking’s workforce by establishing new recruitment and training programs. On the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Kelly shaped and passed the Surface Transportation Act of 2021, which included this increased highway funding and was added to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.

The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.

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