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Investment in Bridges Will Create Good Jobs and a Lasting Legacy in Communities

Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2022) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

LIUNA members welcome today’s announcement on the launch of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program. The rollout of investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will provide $26.5 billion to restore our nation’s bridges, provide a lasting legacy for our communities, and create good union construction jobs. The investment is the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the Interstate Highway system.

LIUNA members are builders, who take pride in building, restoring, and replacing our nation’s bridges. The work is vital to our communities, our safety, and our economy. LIUNA commends the Administration on their leadership and vision in committing to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure with skilled and experienced union construction workers.

LIUNA looks forward to working with the White House and DOT on the rollout of investment to restore our bridges and doing what we do best - building our nation.