As is the political tradition, U.S. Senators from Colorado Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper salute federal money intended for their home state.
Thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by Congress last month, Colorado’s roads and bridges are online for $ 716 million, while airports are expected to land more than $ 86 million over the course of the year. current exercise.
Over the next five years, Colorado is expected to receive $ 3.5 billion for highway and bridge projects and $ 430 million for airports in the $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
“This funding will help create jobs, strengthen our state’s economy, and better serve our growing Colorado communities,” Bennet said in a statement.
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Hickenlooper added, âGetting our bipartisan infrastructure bill to fruition was huge, but the job isn’t done until we get the funding where it’s needed most. This first investment in roads, bridges and airports will strengthen our infrastructure and create jobs in communities across the state. “
Shoshana Lew, executive director of the state’s highway department, expects a record construction season in the coming year.
“With the increased resources made available by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, we are ready to build on our unprecedented state-level modernization bill passed by the Colorado State Legislature and signed by Governor Polis this spring to move even faster in delivering our 10-year project plan, âshe said in a statement.
Denver International Airport is expected to receive more than $ 59.1 million next year.
Other Colorado airports must receive:
- Municipality of the City of Colorado Springs, $ 4,409,674
- Aspen-Pitkin / Sardy Field County, $ 2,582,155
- Grand Junction Regional, $ 2,242,202
- County of Durango-La Plata, $ 1,921,731
- Eagle County Regional, $ 1,899,256
- Regional Montrose, $ 1,705,211
- Yampa Valley (Hayden), $ 1,399,975
- Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional, $ 1,023,462
- Pueblo Memorial, $ 1,007,930
- San Luis Valley Regional / Bergman Field (Alamosa), $ 1,006,513
- Centenary, $ 763,000
- Rocky Mountain Metropolitan (Denver), $ 763,000
- Meadow Lake (Colorado Springs), $ 295,000
- Colorado Air and Spaceport (Denver), $ 295,000
- Northern Colorado Regional (Fort Collins / Loveland), $ 295,000
- County of Greeley-Weld, $ 295,000
- Vance brand (Longmont), $ 295,000
- Rifle Garfield County, $ 295,000
- Steamboat Springs / Bob Adams Field, $ 295,000
- Boulder Municipal, $ 159,000
- Colorado Regional Center (Buena Vista), $ 159,000
- Kit Carson County (Burlington), $ 159,000
- Fremont County (Canon City), $ 159,000
- Cortez Municipal, $ 159,000
- Craig-Moffat, $ 159,000
- Blake Field (Delta), $ 159,000
- Erie Municipal, $ 159,000
- Municipality of Fort Morgan, $ 159,000
- La Junta Municipal, $ 159,000
- Municipal Lamar, $ 159,000
- Municipality of Limon, $ 159,000
- Municipality of Monte Vista, $ 159,000
- Stevens Field (Pagosa Springs), $ 159,000
- Salida Harriett Alexander Field Airport, $ 159,000
- Sterling municipal, $ 159,000
- Regional Telluride, $ 159,000
- Spanish Peaks Airfield (Walsenburg), $ 159,000
- Wray Municipal, $ 159,000
- Colorado Plains Regional (Akron), $ 110,000
- Holyoke, $ 110,000
- McElroy (Kremmling) Aerodrome, $ 110,000
- Lake County (Leadville), $ 110,000
- Meeker Coulter Champ, $ 110,000
- Champ Hopkins (Nucla), $ 110,000
- Rangely, $ 110,000
- Perry Stokes (Trinidad), $ 110,000
- Yuma Municipal, $ 110,000