Senate Approves $1.2T Infrastructure Bill: What It Means For North Carolina Roadways, Bridges, and More

The Senate approved a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan on August 10th, 2021, with a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joining in overcoming skeptics and delivering a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda. The 69-30 tally provides momentum for this first phase of Biden’s “Build Back Better” priorities, now headed to the House.

A sizable number of lawmakers showed they were willing to set aside partisan pressures, eager to send billions to their states to improve infrastructure, which underpins much of American life. The bill includes about $550 billion in new federal infrastructure spending. According to the White House, almost $9 billion could go directly to projects in North Carolina, and the state could apply for billions more.

What This Means for North Carolina

North Carolina’s infrastructure has been neglected for decades due to a systematic lack of investment. As more families and businesses move to North Carolina, it’s important that NC has the infrastructure in place to meet the needs of a growing population. 

This bipartisan infrastructure package is a tremendous win for everyone in North Carolina because it 

In addition to funding infrastructure projects, the package will also create jobs for North Carolinians without raising taxes. The package includes financing for the following items:

  • $7.2 billion for roads and highways over the next five years. 
  • $911 million for public transportation over the next five years.
  • $457 million for bridge construction and repair over the next five years.
  • $440 million for clean water through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund over the next five years.
  • $100 million for broadband internet to give services to the 424,000 North Carolinians who do not currently have access.

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