Colorado will receive $225 million over five years to fix hundreds of bridges in their state.
According to Ark Valley Voice, in the past few days, U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet announced that Colorado is receiving the first portion of $225 million in funding to fix hundreds of bridges in poor condition. Colorado has 481 bridges in poor condition, spread across the state which serve county, state, and federal routes. The exact amounts have not yet been divided among Colorado’s 64 counties.
The funding is part of the recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which Hickenlooper helped write. This is the largest investment ever to fix America’s bridges.
“Colorado’s bridges are vital but too many are near the point of failure,” said Hickenlooper. “Our Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is restoring our infrastructure one road, one lead pipe, and one bridge at a time.”
“I’m pleased to welcome the first round of this critical funding from the Federal Highway Administration to help Colorado repair and modernize bridges across the state,” said Bennet. “Thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure bill, we are finally making significant overdue investments to create jobs, boost our economy, and support our Colorado communities.