Local 555 Participates in Press Conference with Senator Hickenlooper.

Colorado is set to receive several billion dollars in funding from the federal infrastructure package passed by Congress this month.

During a press conference, Sen. John Hickenlooper highlighted what this bill is going to mean for Colorado’s infrastructure.

“The infrastructure bill is a big deal. It’s a really big deal,” Hickenlooper said. “This is the largest climate investment ever to date.”

Local 555 Lead Representative Mark Thompson spoke during the press conference to communicate that Union Carpenters in Colorado are ready to build the infrastructure the state needs now.

Of the funding, Colorado is projected to receive $3.7 billion for roads, $225 million for bridge repairs and replacements and $917 million for public transit, among other things. An estimated 480 bridges and 3,600 miles of highway in Colorado are considered to be in poor condition.