Last week, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) announced Ohio will receive $96.7 million this year in bridge repair funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Joe Biden.
Rep. Kaptur and House Democrats strongly supported the bill, while 94 percent of House Republicans opposed it. In Ohio, only Reps. Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Tim Ryan (OH-13), Shontel Brown (OH-11), and Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) joined Rep. Kaptur in voting for the bill’s significant investments in jobs and infrastructure.
This year, Ohio will receive $96.7 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for bridge repairs through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – part of a total investment of $483.3 million from the bill over the next five years in dedicated bridge funding for Ohio.
“These significant new investments in Ohio’s bridges will support good-paying jobs across the state as we rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and better connect our communities,” said Rep. Kaptur. “While many have talked about investing in infrastructure, President Biden and Democrats got it done. It is time to modernize our infrastructure and continue growing the economy for Middle Class workers and their families.”
The Ohio Department of Transportation will be responsible for determining the breakdown and distribution of bridge repair funding that Ohio receives from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.