Spanberger Announces Additional $1.5 Billion in Physical Infrastructure Investments Coming to Virginia Thanks to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Last year, the Congresswoman Helped Negotiate & Voted to Pass the Bipartisan “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act”

HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger today announced an additional $1,534,295,136 in economic investments coming to Virginia thanks to the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — which Spanberger helped negotiate and pass last year.

After strongly advocating for this legislation and highlighting the benefits of the bill for Virginia, Spanberger voted to pass the physical infrastructure-focused legislation with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House in November 2021. Later that month, Spanberger attended the White House signing ceremony for the legislation.

The funding for Virginia announced by Spanberger comes from 12 initiatives under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Highway Administration for the upcoming fiscal year. Specifically, Virginia’s allocation is part of a nearly $60 billion tranche just announced by the DOT to support physical infrastructure improvements in all 50 states.

“The bipartisan infrastructure law demonstrated how elected officials should always endeavor to work together to respond to America’s challenges. After hearing for decades about the need for smart investments in our roads, rails, bridges, airports, and more, both Democrats and Republicans put their heads together, negotiated towards a deal, and passed a commonsense package. The product of this bipartisan process is already delivering results for Virginia,” said Spanberger. “This additional investment of more than $1.5 billion will help reduce congestion on our highways, support good-paying jobs, and bring more businesses to Virginia. Additionally, I am proud that Virginia will have flexibility to determine how these funds will be put to work to address our Commonwealth’s unique physical infrastructure needs — and I look forward to watching this progress in the months and years to come.”

BACKGROUND

Federal-aid Highway Program funds are authorized periodically by Congress in multi-year laws to assist states in providing for construction, reconstruction, and improvement of highways and bridges on eligible Federal-aid routes and for other special purpose programs and projects. The bipartisan infrastructure law established or continued Federal Highway Administration programs and authorized funding for those programs from the Highway Trust Fund and General Fund.

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