July 01, 2021

Neguse Passes $11 Million in Funding for Summit County Infrastructure Projects Through the House

Funding will support Frisco Transit Center, Eisenhower Tunnel repairs and CO-9 Improvements 

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 over $11 million in federal funding for Summit County infrastructure projects out of the U.S. House of Representatives. The $11 million for Summit County will provide funding for CO-9 between Iron Springs and Frisco, make repairs to the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel, and complete the Frisco Transit Center. Funding for the projects were 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. 

“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 over $11 million for projects in Summit County to make road repairs to CO 9, finish the Frisco Transit Center and improve the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel. ” 

The Neguse-led projects for Summit County which passed out of the House include:  

  • $6.65 million for the Frisco Transit Center
  • $4 million for Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel repairs and upgrades, and
  • $1 million for widening of CO 9 from Iron Springs to Frisco.