August 10, 2022

Cortez Masto Announces $25 Million for Fernley Highway Project to Spur Local Economy

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) announced that $25,000,000 in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is going to the city of Fernley to support the Victory Project, which will complete the Nevada Pacific Parkway connection from I-80 to Highway 50. The project will create jobs providing critical transportation infrastructure that supports the buildout of the Victory Logistics District, and it is expected to bring thousands of additional jobs to the region over the coming years.

“I supported the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law because I knew it would bring good-paying jobs to Nevada, including to rural parts of the state,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I worked to help secure this funding for Fernley to make sure that we’re spurring our economy, supporting our manufacturing industry, and creating thousands of new jobs in the region.”

“This RAISE grant represents the largest single grant award in the history of the city. We are very happy to see the Nevada Pacific Parkway project move forward,” said Fernley Mayor Roy Edington, Jr. “The city of Fernley recognizes the critical infrastructure enhancements needed for the Victory Logistics Project and Fernley to be successful. In addition to improvements in safety and traffic operations with the connection, this project will be transformative to the local and regional economies.”

“Mark IV Capital is very proud of our Victory Logistics District project and our partnership with the City of Fernley to facilitate significant job growth in northern Nevada while putting the city on the map as a leader of new manufacturing, distribution, logistics and data center projects for industry-leading companies. We are especially thankful for the assistance of Senator Cortez Masto in her collaboration with the Department of Transportation and the support of Senator Rosen and Congressman Amodei. Due to their leadership and cooperation, this grant award will accelerate the creation of tens of thousands of jobs in northern Nevada”, said Evan Slavik, President of Mark IV Capital. 

As part of her Innovation State Initiative, Senator Cortez Masto has worked to improve transportation all over the state. She secured multiple transportation provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help Nevada communities make even more improvements to their roads and bridges, plan for and build electric vehicle infrastructure, make transit to school safer for students, and support smart cities that use technology to solve transportation challenges. Senator Cortez Masto has also worked to support rural areas in particular. She has introduced bipartisan legislation to put rural Western communities on an equal footing when it comes to applying for critical infrastructure grants to improve school buildings, promote small businesses, and bolster telehealth and health care services. She’s passed essential funding and introduced comprehensive legislation to help improve wildfire prevention efforts, fund state-of-the-art firefighting equipment and programs, and support recovery efforts for communities impacted by fires.