Funding for transportation and water projects made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act negotiated by Senator Romney
WASHINGTON—Utah continues to benefit from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the bipartisan infrastructure bill negotiated by U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and his colleagues. Salt Lake City International Airport has been awarded a $29 million grant under the FY2023 Airport Terminal Program and the State of Utah has been awarded $12,226,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for water infrastructure upgrades throughout the state—both made possible because Senator Romney made sure Utah had a seat at the table during negotiations of the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
“I was proud to negotiate the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which will better position Utah and our country to meet the infrastructure-related challenges of the 21st century,” Senator Romney said. “This latest tranche of funding will support the Salt Lake City International Airport—which served more than 25 million passengers last year alone—as it continues to provide quality service to everyone traveling through our great state. Funding will also go to help Utah communities complete much-needed water and wastewater projects. I look forward to continuing to see the positive impact the bipartisan infrastructure bill is having on our state as more funding gets allocated.”
The funding for the new Salt Lake City International Airport will go toward a phased Terminal and North Concourse Redevelopment Program replacing aging and capacity constrained facilities. The grant funds a portion of Phase 4 of the New SLC includes 16 contact gates as well as up to 5 permanent hardstand positions in Concourse B.
The funding for clean water projects will support Utah communities in upgrading essential water, wastewater, and storm water infrastructure that protects public health and bodies of water. After the Utah Department of Environmental Quality puts forth prospective water projects under its Intended Use Plan for FY23, the EPA’s Water Quality Board will review applications for funding, which are due on June 30, 2023. Interviews will then be conducted by the board in September, depending on the volume of applications received. More details about the projects can be found here.
Negotiated by Senator Romney and his colleagues, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a once-in-a-generation investment which will address decades of neglect of our nation’s hard, physical infrastructure. Details on how the bill will benefit Utah can be foundhere.