Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the City of Ely will receive $24,009,830 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help expand and improve the city’s downtown streets. Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen wrote a letter of support for this grant, and secured an additional $5 million to support this project in 2022.
“The City of Ely is doing exciting work downtown, and this funding I helped secure will make an enormous difference to Ely residents and people visiting the area,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Upgrading the city’s roads and sidewalks will support the city’s economy, make it a safer place for businesses and families, and make sure locals and travelers alike can enjoy all Ely has to offer.”
“I’m proud to have helped secure this funding to help the City of Ely revitalize their downtown,” said Senator Rosen. “Thanks to this new funding, the city will be able to repair and improve its roads, increasing safety and supporting its local economy.”
“Investments in good infrastructure foster business and commerce, return dividends and allow allows communities and small businesses to thrive,” said Ely Mayor Nathan Robertson. “I am grateful to Senator Cortez Masto for her unwavering support of this much-needed project. She has been key in securing this funding to make this project possible.”
The funding will help expand and improve US-50/West Aultman Street from 1st Street to Bell Avenue and US-93/East Aultman Street from East 10th Street to East 15th Street in downtown Ely as part of the city’s Downtown Ely Infrastructure and Complete Streets Project.
Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen worked to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to create good-paying jobs and upgrade infrastructure in Nevada. Cortez Masto secured multiple transportation provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help Nevada rural communities make even more improvements to their roads and bridges, build out reliable internet connections, and grow vital sectors through investments in critical mineral mining and processing.