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Infrastructure deal brings investments to Idaho, Mayor McLean to attend signing at White House

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Nov 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 16:26:48-05

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean announced Monday she is attending President Joe Biden's signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a $1 Trillion plan that promises to support infrastructure across the nation.

Here is what the plan will do for Idaho:

  • More than $2.2 billion of the deal is going directly to rebuilding roads and bridges across Idaho, with a focus on climate change mitigation
  • $350 million is dedicated to keeping water clean and safe throughout the state.
  • $24 million will go to battling the effects of climate change, like the wildfires that have been plaguing the west.

Idaho will also see more than $300 million over the next five years. $30 million is for electric vehicles, $192 million is for Public transportation and $86 million will go to state airports.

Related: Biden signs infrastructure bill into law at White House ceremony

Mayor McLean believes these investments will benefit Boise's climate, transportation and energy future.