July 01, 2021

Neguse Passes $20 Million in Infrastructure Funding for the 2nd District Through 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 secured $20 million for local infrastructure projects in the 2nd District as part of the Invest in America Act, which passed the House this morning. The legislation aims to create good-paying jobs rebuilding roads, bridges, transit, rail, and wastewater and drinking water infrastructure. In the face of worsening wildfires and climate change, this funding represents a crucial investment in the construction, maintenance, and repair of local infrastructure.

“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 $20 million for our local communities to repair roads, tunnels and finish critical projects our communities have been working on for a while.”

Congressman Neguse also added an amendment to the legislation that would authorize $600 million in community resiliency and restoration funds to conserve public lands and support wildlife and biodiversity in Colorado and across the country.

Funding for Neguse-led Projects passed out of the House includes:

  • $6.65 Million for the Frisco Transit Center,
  • $5 Million for multimodal improvements at the intersection of State Hwy 119 and State Hwy 52, 
  • $4 Million for upgrades and repairs to the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel,
  • $2 Million in post-Cameron Peak Fire emergency funding for Highway 14 in Larimer County,
  • $1 Million for the expansion of CO-9 between Iron Springs and Frisco,
  • $850,000 for the installation of a Roundabout on US 36 in Estes Park, and
  • $500,000 to fund improvements to the Big Barnes Ditch Trail in Loveland.