Sarbanes Applauds $81.9 Million for Maryland Bridges in FY22 Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2022
CONTACT: Natalie Young |
natalie.young@mail.house.gov |
(202) 225-4016  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today applauded the announcement that Maryland will receive over $81.9 million in FY22 federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to upgrade bridges in need of repair across the state. This is part of the total $409.5 million investment over the next five years.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a historic investment in the infrastructure that helps us stay connected and keeps our economy moving. I voted for this legislation in Congress and I am very pleased to bring back $81.9 million in federal funding to Maryland to repair, replace and rehabilitate the 273 bridges in poor condition across our state. This funding will make our bridges safer and stronger to withstand daily wear-and-tear and the effects of climate change. By investing in our bridges, it will also create good-paying jobs and boost our economy. I look forward to seeing the revitalization this funding will bring to our state.”

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which was signed into law by President Biden on November 5, 2021, represents the largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system. The Bridge Formula Program, to be administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, will provide $26.5 billion to states and $825 million for Tribal transportation facilities over five years.

See here for information about Bridge Formula Program (BFP) implementation from the Federal Highway Administration.