January 14, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce $45 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Improve Nevada Bridges

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that funding to improve bridges across the state is being delivered to Nevada through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act the Senators helped pass. This funding includes $45 million that the state of Nevada will allocate to projects across the state that will improve dozens of bridges and support good-paying construction jobs.

Overall, the state of Nevada will allocate funding from this program to numerous projects across the state, including widening and lengthening the Tropicana Avenue bridge over I-15 in Las Vegas and improving on and off ramps in the Reno/Sparks Spaghetti Bowl.

“This funding I helped secure through the bipartisan infrastructure law will create jobs and help Nevada make improvements and repairs to our critical bridges across the state,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “The safety of Nevadans is my top priority, and these investments will make our roads and bridges safer and more resilient to strengthen our economic future.”   

“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that I helped write and pass, Nevada is receiving $45 million to fix and update our bridges – nearly thirty of which are deemed structurally deficient,” said Senator Rosen. “This funding will make needed improvements in our state while creating jobs, and it’s a reminder of what we can accomplish when we work in a bipartisan way.” 

This funding from the Federal Highway Administration is the largest investment in bridges in American history. Nevada will receive a total of $45 million under the new program to address highway bridge needs. The funding is available to improve the vital bridges in the state, including 28 deemed structurally deficient, to ensure they are maintained at a safe and efficient level.

As part of her Innovation State Initiative, Senator Cortez Masto has worked to improve transportation and road safety all over the state. Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen secured multiple transportation provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure bill 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.