Sandy Springs, GA — Today, U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath announced the first round of investments in repairing Georgia’s bridges under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law she helped pass. McBath helped deliver $45 million for Georgia to fix bridges this year in FY 2022, part of a total $225 million investment over the next five years.
“We have an opportunity to invest in American infrastructure that will bolster our communities for generations to come and rebuild the more than 300 bridges in poor condition across our state,” said McBath. “I’m pleased to see millions of dollars coming to Georgia from the infrastructure law we passed just a few months ago—these federal dollars represent a vital step as we help put Americans back to work, ensure our local businesses have access to the materials and talent they need to grow, and make our infrastructure systems more equitable for every American. Transportation and infrastructure have long been a central part of what makes our community run. These projects are about safety, about efficiency, and about providing Americans with the bridges, roadways, and highways that connect them to their everyday lives.”
The investment announced today is designed to help Georgia repair local bridges that are critical for getting to school and work, moving commerce, and connecting communities. The Infrastructure Law also includes a separate program designed to support larger bridges through a competitive grant program. For more information on the Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Formula Program funding to states, click here.