DelBene Delivers Historic $605M for WA Bridges through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced the first round of investments to repair Washington bridges under the bipartisan infrastructure law that she helped pass. Washington state will receive $121 million for bridge improvements for Fiscal Year 2022, which is part of the $605.1 million total investment over the next five years through the Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Formula Program.
Last summer, DelBene held a press conference at the U.S. 2 Trestle to draw attention to the need to address crumbling infrastructure across our state, including 416 bridges in WA that are in poor condition.
“This $605 million investment will improve the quality of life for communities throughout Washington state. Projects like the U.S. 2 Trestle, which connects Everett and Lake Stevens, and the I-5/Skagit River Bridge are prime candidates for this funding,” said DelBene. “Infrastructure is part of our everyday lives, connecting us to school, jobs, and our community. This historic investment in our state will help create good-paying jobs in our communities by building bridges that will carry us through the next fifty years and beyond.”
The investment announced today is designed to help Washington state repair, replace, rehabilitate, preserve, protect, and construct local bridges that are critical for getting to school and work, moving commerce, and connecting towns and cities. The funding will be allocated by the Washington State Legislature.
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.
More information on the Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Formula Program funding to states here.