Representative Wild Announces $20 Million in Transportation and Infrastructure Projects for PA-07 Included in Transportation Authorization Bill

June 7, 2021
Press Release
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Approved Four Projects Totaling $20 Million for PA-07

Washington – Today, Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) announced that she secured funding for four key infrastructure projects in her district from the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) as part of the surface transportation authorization legislation that is moving through Congress known as the Investing In A New Vision For The Environment And Surface Transportation (INVEST) In America Act. State Departments of Transportation (DOT), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), transit agencies, or local governments were eligible to put forth project requests to their member of Congress, and Rep. Wild selected these four projects for consideration by T&I.

 

“These projects represent good-paying jobs and safer communities, and I am proud to have fought and secured their inclusion in the transportation bill for the people of my district,” said Rep. Wild. “The Greater Lehigh Valley is overdue for an infrastructure upgrade, so the inclusion of this funding in the larger transportation bill is a major win for my constituents. I look forward to swiftly passing the INVEST in America Act so we can send it to the President’s desk and break ground on these important projects as soon as possible.” 

 

The INVEST in America Act is a core legislative text for the American Jobs Plan. The Senate companion to this bill passed unanimously out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee earlier this year.

 

More information on the projects is available below:

 

Project Name: Bridge Replacement 209 & 33 NB over Appenzell Creek

 

Project Location:  Hamilton Township, PA 18360

 

Project Sponsor: Northeastern Pennsylvania Metropolitan Planning Organization

 

Amount: $2,000,000

 

 

Project Name: Bushkill Creek Bridge Replacements carrying State Route 33

 

Project Location:  PA-33, Easton, PA 18045

 

Project Sponsor: Lehigh Valley Transportation Study

 

Amount: $4,000,000

 

 

Project Name: Cementon Bridge Replacement carrying State Route 329 over the Lehigh River

 

Project Location:  PA-329, Whitehall and Northampton, PA 18052 and 18067, respectively

 

Project Sponsor: Lehigh Valley Transportation Study

 

Amount: $10,000,000

 

 

Project Name: Tilghman Street and State Route 309 Interchange Reconstruction

 

Project Location:  PA-309 and Tilghman Street, South Whitehall Township, PA 18104

 

Project Sponsor: Lehigh Valley Transportation Study

 

Amount: $4,000,000

 

 

Fact Sheet on the INVEST in America Act

 

Section by Section on the INVEST in America Act

 

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