August 5, 2021/Media, Press

WNCT: Kinston Mayor Highlights How Funds From DC Would Help Cities Across ENC

Families across eastern North Carolina last night heard from Mayor Don Hardy of Kinston on how President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will benefit roads, bridges and expand access to broadband across the state. Mayor Hardy also highlighted how the deal’s funding would help safeguard eastern North Carolina’s infrastructure against extreme weather events like hurricanes and flash floods.

The policies agreed to in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will grow the economy, create good jobs, enhance competitiveness, and make the American economy more sustainable, resilient, and just.

North Carolina is expected to receive $7.2 billion of the bill’s funding for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $457 million for bridge replacement and repairs over the next five years. North Carolina would also receive a minimum allocation of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 424,000 North Carolinians who currently lack it. The bill also includes funding to protect against droughts, floods and wildfires, in addition to a major investment in weatherization.

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