Tester Secures Nearly $75 Million to Repair Critical Infrastructure on Highway 93

Funding comes from the Senator’s bipartisan infrastructure law

As a direct result of his bipartisan infrastructure law, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $74,872,287 to reconstruct US 93 from south of Kicking Horse Road to Brooke Lane to provide two-travel lanes, a multimodal path, wildlife fencing, new bridges, and wildlife undercrossings. This funding comes from the Neighborhood Access and Equity (NAE) program, which Tester established through his Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (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.

“When I negotiated the bipartisan infrastructure law, I knew we needed to prioritize funding to address Montana’s aging roads and highways – and I know folks have had some serious concerns about crumbling infrastructure on Highway 93,” said Tester.“I’m proud to have secured this funding law to address those concerns, and I’ll make sure this funding is distributed effectively and efficiently.”

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.