WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter secured $1.5 million in funding for two local New Hampshire projects in the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives, includes $1,000,000 for streetscape improvements in the Gaslight District in Manchester and $500,000 for infrastructure improvements for the Berwick Bridge in Somersworth.
“The money appropriated in this bill for Manchester will help make needed improvements to a part of the city that is ripe for future development. This investment will make this part of Manchester more pedestrian friendly and will allow the city to draw in more business,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “This funding is for a worthy project in our state’s largest city and will help create local construction jobs.”
Regarding the funding for the Berwick Bridge, Shea-Porter said, “The Berwick Bridge is a major road connector and this funding will help keep it safe for commuters.”
The funding Shea-Porter secured for Manchester will assist the City’s revitalization’s efforts on Elm Street in the Gas Light District of Manchester. The funding secured for Somersworth’s Bridge will provide necessary improvements to achieve long-term safety goals.