AGC Sees $1.6 Billion Infrastructure Funding Success as Legislative Session Winds to a Close

AGC Spearheads Infrastructure Funding
Pictured Left to Right:  Idaho AGC Legislative Committee Chair and First Vice President Anna Sparrell of CM Company, Idaho AGC CEO Wayne Hammon, Idaho AGC President Jessee Rosin of Mountain Companies, Idaho AGC Past President and Political Action Committee Chair Bob Von Lintig of Western Construction, Idaho Governor Brad Little, Senator and Senate Transportation Committee Chair Lori Den Hartog, Representative and House Transportation & Defense Committee Chair Joe Palmer, Senator and Senate President Pro Temp Chuck Winder, and Idaho AGC Director of Public Policy & Member Services Sean Schupack.

Yesterday, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed into law the largest transportation funding package ever passed by the Idaho Legislature. The AGC-backed bill will result in approximately $1.6 billion in road and bridge construction over the next five to six years. These projects will span the entire state – from I-15 and US 20 in eastern Idaho to I-90 and US 95 in north Idaho, along with ID 55 and ID 16 in the Treasure Valley.

The bill makes $80 million of General Fund dollars available annually to cover bonds that will be issued to pay for the improvements on the state system. In addition, the bill makes more General Fund dollars available to local units of government for projects on roads maintained locally.

Yesterday’s signing ceremony was the result of more than two years of hard work by the Idaho AGC and its partners. From the very beginning of the effort, the Idaho AGC has been quarterbacking the effort – guiding it through the many steps necessary to achieve this tremendous victory.