North Carolina is receiving more than $91 million to repair and rebuild 1,460 bridges in poor condition in Fiscal Year 2022 and $456.8 million over five years
The Department of Transportation today launched the historic Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program), made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Administered by the Federal Highway Administration, the program is the largest dedicated bridge investment since the interstate highway system, providing $26.5 billion to states across the country in addition to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico over five years. Tribal transportation facilities will be provided $825 million.
In North Carolina, $91.4 million will be allocated in Fiscal Year 2022 and $456.8 million over five years to repair and rebuild the 1,460 bridges in poor condition across the Tar Heel State. While the entire North Carolina Democratic congressional delegation voted to pass President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, every Republican U.S. House Member from North Carolina opposed the historic legislation. Republican candidates for U.S. Senate Ted Budd, Pat McCrory, and Mark Walker all oppose the infrastructure investments, too.
“Bridges are essential for getting North Carolinians safely to work, school and transporting goods to businesses across rural, suburban, urban, and tribal communities in our state. Unfortunately, many bridges in North Carolina today are in desperate need of repair. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is providing critical funding to modernize North Carolina’s infrastructure for future generations. It’s a shame Republicans from the U.S. House delegation in North Carolina and U.S. Senate candidates Ted Budd, Pat McCrory, and Mark Walker all opposed this vital funding,” said North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson.