SHAHEEN MEETS WITH OFFICIALS AT SARAH LONG BRIDGE ON REPLACEMENT PROJECT

At Sarah Long Bridge in Portsmouth, Shaheen discusses efforts to repair and replace aging New Hampshire infrastructure

November 21, 2014

(Portsmouth) – This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with state officials at the New Hampshire Port Authority to tour the Sarah Long Bridge replacement project site and discuss New Hampshire infrastructure. While with officials from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), Shaheen discussed the need for continued infrastructure investments to improve public safety and economic competitiveness, emphasizing the importance of continued support for the Transportation Investments Generating Economic Return (TIGER) program.

“Replacing the Sarah Long Bridge is an essential infrastructure project that will support economic activity in New Hampshire and Maine and the national security needs served by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard,” Shaheen said. “The Sarah Long Bridge replacement project has been a bipartisan, bi-state effort that will benefit our economy for years to come, and I applaud the New Hampshire and Maine Departments of Transportation’s combined efforts to make this project a success.”

Shaheen has been a strong supporter of efforts to modernize and maintain New Hampshire’s infrastructure. She was a lead advocate for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s and Maine Department of Transportation’s joint application to replace the Sarah Long Bridge under the TIGER program. TIGER funds have been critical to many important New Hampshire projects including the replacement of the Memorial Bridge in PortsmouthConcord’s Downtown Complete Streets Improvement Project and improvements to the New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad