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Arizona highways expected to receive majority of bipartisan infrastructure bill, but ADOT says it's too soon to know impact

Arizona is expected to receive $7.3 billion dollars with $5.8 billion allocated for highways and public transportation.

PHOENIX —

A month after President Biden signed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law allocating more than $7 billion to Arizona, the state's department of transportation still does not know the full impact it will have on highways and public transportation. 

Here's what we know about the bill on the national scale:

$110 billion will go to the repair of bridges and roads and build major highway projects, including the remedy of unsafe rural roads. 

$5 billion is expected to go to Arizona for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $225 million for bridge replacement and repair.

$65 billion to expand affordable, high-speed internet access, with at least $100 million expected to go to Arizona.

$55 billion for drinking and wastewater infrastructure, with key funding for Arizona programs and projects;

$8.3 billion for western water infrastructure, with specific funds going towards repairing aging dams in Arizona and funding the Drought Contingency Plan, among other things;

$65 billion to improve grid reliability and resiliency and allow for the increased use of renewables, as well as a Kelly-authored bill to expand the use of energy management initiatives;

$39.2 billion for public transit and $66 billion for passenger and freight rail, $884.3 million of which will go to Arizona transit systems;  

$25 billion for airports.

$8.25 billion for wildfire management, including increasing firefighter pay and a Senator Mark Kelly-authored bill to study and recommend wildland fire prevention, suppression, management, and rehabilitation policies. 

$3.85 billion for land ports of entry, including $147 million for the San Luis Port of Entry, $216 million for the new Douglas Port of Entry, and $184 million for rehabilitation at the current Douglas Port of Entry.

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