Congresswoman Scanlon Announces $2.6 Billion Headed to Pennsylvania to Strengthen Roads, Bridges Under Democrats’ Infrastructure Law
Washington, October 11, 2022
Chester, PA – Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) today announced that Pennsylvania will receive more than $2.6 billion from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strengthen roads, bridges, and tunnels across the Commonwealth.
“Decades of underinvestment have left the roads, bridges, and tunnels that Pennsylvania families rely on every day in poor condition: causing longer commute times, higher car maintenance costs, and more pollution in neighborhoods,” said Rep. Scanlon. “This deeply needed funding will slash commute times, lower car repair costs, reduce pollution, and support good-paying, union jobs. I’m proud to have voted for this critical victory for Pennsylvanians, and I look forward to my continued work with state and local leaders to put these game-changing investments to work and build safer, stronger, smarter roadways.”
The new funding for Pennsylvania announced today comes from twelve initiatives under the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration for the upcoming fiscal year. Pennsylvania's allocation is part of a nearly $60 billion tranche from the Department of Transportation to support critical infrastructure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Each state and territory will have the flexibility to determine how these funds can best address longstanding needs.
President Biden and Congressional Democrats enacted the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help rebuild our nation while continuing to power America’s strong, steady economic recovery. The law includes the single largest dedicated investment in surface transportation infrastructure since the construction of the Interstate Highway System: creating good-paying jobs while improving the safety and efficiency of our roadways. Republicans overwhelmingly opposed the law, with 200 House Republicans voting no.
View the allocation of funding by state and program at FHWA’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding web page here.
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