Infrastructure bill expected to create thousands of jobs, help fix CT roadways
After months of debating in Congress, the bipartisan infrastructure package passed and is now headed to President Joe Biden's desk to sign into law.
The bill will impact Connecticut residents, with billions expected to come through the state in the next five years.
Over $5 billion will be coming down the pipeline to Connecticut from the historic $1 trillion infrastructure package.
"I don't think it's an exaggeration. We took a monumental step forward as a nation," said President Biden.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal says that Connecticut is expected to receive $3.5 billion for highway programs and $561 million for bridge replacement and repairs over the next five years.
The bipartisan package also aims for climate change with towns in Fairfield County experiencing historic flooding from Elsa to Ida; First Selectwoman of Darien says their aging infrastructure created historic flooding during those storms.
The Connecticut construction industry is applauding the package and anticipates that more than 100,000 jobs will be created by 2023 with federal highway and public transit investments.