Upgrading Infrastructure


This year, $300 million was at work in Rhode Island on projects funded by the INFRA Program I championed through the Environment and Public Works Committee: four massive job-creating projects to upgrade the Pell Bridge, Route 146, the Providence Viaduct, and connections to Quonset Business Park. I had a hand in developing the landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will deliver over $2 billion in investments to rebuild Rhode Island’s highways and bridges, replace lead pipes, improve drinking water and wastewater systems, boost coastal resiliency, and build EV charging infrastructure, among many other upgrades. Included in that law was a program I helped create to protect key infrastructure from climate change – a program already at work protecting our historic Mount Hope Bridge.