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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds Freeway Expansion In Orange County

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds Freeway Expansion In Orange County

A worker heads down a walkway as freeway construction continues on the State Route 73 southern interchange from the Interstate 405 in Costa Mesa, Calif., on April 21, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

A worker heads down a walkway as freeway construction continues on the State Route 73 southern interchange from the Interstate 405 in Costa Mesa, Calif., on April 21, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

COSTA MESA, Calif.—Rep. Katie Porter (D-Irvine) shadowed construction workers as they pushed to complete a multi-million-dollar freeway expansion project off the San Diego Freeway (405) and State Route 73.

Porter discussed federal funding for the project with the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters as they work around the clock through challenges ranging from shipping delays on construction materials to pandemic-based issues.

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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Irvine) overlooks freeway construction projects on the State Route 73 southern interchange from the Interstate 405 in Costa Mesa, Calif., on April 21, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

“We are so grateful for your hard work,” Porter said to workers on the freeway.

“You are building our roads, and we thank you.”

This year, the state will receive over $4.86 billion to assist in construction and maintenance operations for California’s 386,000 miles of highways, as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, in which California will receive $29.5 billion over the next five years.

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Cars merge onto the State Route 73 southern interchange from the Interstate 405 in Costa Mesa, Calif., on April 21, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)(John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
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A worker tosses a hammer to a colleague as freeway construction continues on the State Route 73 southern interchange from the Interstate 405 in Costa Mesa, Calif., on April 21, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

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John Fredricks is a California-based journalist for The Epoch Times. His reportage and photojournalism features have been published in a variety of award-winning publications around the world.

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