Pappas, Kuster discuss infrastructure upgrades with Landrieu
DERRY – U.S. Reps. Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) were joined by Mitch Landrieu, White House Infrastructure Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the president, to discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is rebuilding and modernizing infrastructure in New Hampshire, improving roads and bridges, creating good-paying jobs, and making America more competitive in the 21st century.
The representatives toured upgrades being made at I-93 Exit 4A in Derry and the I-93 Exit 8 bridge in Manchester, and held a roundtable discussion with local leaders on the importance of projects being completed with funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Southern New Hampshire.
“We’re already seeing the benefits of this legislation on the ground here in New Hampshire,” said Congressman Chris Pappas. “New Hampshire received a 47% increase in the amount of federal money dedicated to roads and bridges which is directly benefitting the construction of Exit 4a. This legislation will continue to improve transportation, safety, and quality of life for Granite Staters while creating jobs and economic growth.”
“We’re honored to welcome Mitch Landrieu to New Hampshire today and show him the impressive work that’s being done under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” said Congresswoman Annie Kuster. “Aging infrastructure threatens our economic competitiveness and public safety. That’s why we’ve taken bold action to invest in New Hampshire and our nation so that we are ready to compete for decades to come. These federal funds from the IIJA are already having a real impact on our communities and I look forward to seeing the incredible progress we’ll continue to make in the Granite State.”
“In the last number of months that we’ve been here we’ve pushed $118 billion out of the door, gotten the money to the ground,” said Mitch Landrieu, White House Infrastructure Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President. “But when you actually get down to the ground, where it really matters to folks you can just see the unbelievable progress that’s being made. I’ve had a chance to walk on the construction site of 4A that is going to transform the town of Derry. The world is going to change dramatically because so many people here were actually driving through that town to get access to the highway. When you relieve that congestion, and then you work on the zoning challenges you’re gonna have, you’re gonna free up the opportunities to grow economic development, build businesses, build generational wealth, and then actually grow housing and grow jobs from that.”