July 01, 2021

Congressman Neguse Passes $5 Million in Federal Funding for State Highway 119 Out of the House

Congressman Neguse discussed the importance of local infrastructure funding in the Rules Committee. View his full remarks here.

Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse passed $5 million in funding for multimodal improvements at the intersection of State Highway 119 and State Highway 52 in Boulder County through the U.S. House of Representatives. Funding for the project was included in the INVEST in America Act, surface transportation reauthorization legislation which will create good-paying jobs rebuilding roads, bridges, transit, rail, and wastewater and drinking water infrastructure. In total, the Congressman has secured $20 million for local infrastructure projects in the 2nd District as part of the legislation. 

The $20 million will provide funding for State Highway 119 in Boulder County, State Highway 14 in Larimer County and CO-9 between Iron Springs and Frisco, make repairs to the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel, fund a new Transit Center in Frisco, support a roundabout on US 36 in Estes Park, and make improvements to the Big Barnes Ditch Trail in Loveland. 

“In northern Colorado and across the country, increasing investments in infrastructure is a top priority. Coloradans want to know that they can rely on their highways, roads and bridges, they want to see investments in climate resiliency through our infrastructure, public transit and disaster management, and they want assurances that safety will always prioritized for commuters, pedestrians and drivers alike,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “The INVEST in America Act lays out a plan for our future to ensure we are building strong, effective and green infrastructure that will support future generations and can always be relied on. We’re incredibly proud that the legislation passed today includes $5 million for these improvements on Highway 119 in Boulder County, something that we’ve heard consistently from Mayors and our local communities about.”