Tester Secures More Than $66 Million to Repair I-90 in Western Montana

Funding comes from the Senator’s bipartisan infrastructure law

As a direct result of his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $66,421,000 to repair and rehabilitate aging infrastructure on I-90 in Mineral County. The funding comes from the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight & Highway Projects program, or INFRA, and the National Infrastructure Project Assistance program, which are both funded by Tester’s IIJA.

Tester worked with five Republicans and four Democrats to negotiate the IIJA and was the only member of Montana’s Congressional delegation to vote for the bill.

“Roads, bridges, and highways in Montana are essential to keep our communities connected and our state open for business,” said Tester. “I am proud to have fought for Montana’s priorities in my bipartisan infrastructure law, and I’m looking forward to seeing these projects set the stage for safer and smoother travel in Mineral County and along I-90.” 

The funding consists of two projects: Taft-West Reconstruction, to repair approximately 5.7 miles of eastbound and westbound I-90, and Alberton Bridge Replacement, to replace structures on westbound I-90.

Tester secured significant wins for Montana in the IIJA, including $2.82 billion for Montana’s roads, highways and bridges; $2.5 billion to complete all authorized Indian water rights settlements; $1 billion to complete all authorized rural water projects through the Bureau of Reclamation; $65 billion to deploy broadband to areas across the country that lack internet access and additionally make online connectivity affordable; and $3.37 billion to reduce wildfire risk nationwide, among others. Tester also worked to ensure that all iron, steel, and construction materials used for these projects must be made in America.

A full list of Montana provisions in Tester’s bipartisan infrastructure law can be found HERE.