Mississippi Democrats are applauding the passage of President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal and the $4 billion it will bring to the state for improvements, they said.

“President Biden and Democrats delivered what Donald Trump and Republicans failed to: a once-in-a-generation bipartisan infrastructure law that will create good-paying jobs, tackle supply-chain issues and grow our economy and make much-needed improvements to critical infrastructure like our nation’s roads and highways, bridges and transit, drinking-water systems and broadband,” Irving said.

Based on the funding formula alone, the state can expect to receive:

  • $3.3 billion to improve highways and $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs over five years;
  • $223 million over five years to improve public transportation options across the state;
  • $51 million over five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state. Mississippi will also have the opportunity to apply for $2.5 billion in grant funding that is in the bill and is dedicated to EV charging;
  • A minimum of $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to at least 531,000 Mississippians who currently lack it.

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