Congresswoman Nikema Williams Delivers $225 Million for Georgia Bridges from Infrastructure Law
ATLANTA — Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced the first round of investments in repairing Georgia bridges under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act she helped pass. Congresswoman Williams 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. Georgia has 374 bridges in poor condition.
With today’s announcement, Georgia’s first round of funding from the Infrastructure Act exceeds $2 billion.
“I’ve toured Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District and seen crumbling bridges in every municipality,” said Congresswoman Williams, who is a member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. “The Infrastructure Act is delivering for the people of Georgia. Repairing our bridges will build safer communities, grow local economies by creating good-paying union jobs, and make the investments in our physical infrastructure we’ve needed for decades.”
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. Details on that program will be announced at a later date.
For more information on the Federal Highway Administration’s Bridge Formula Program funding to states click here.