|Congresswoman Lauren Boebert successfully passed 10 different 3rd District investment requests through the House Appropriations Committee last Thursday, resulting in nearly $20 million dedicated to important water and infrastructure projects across her district.
The 10 projects take place in nine different counties in the 3rd District, stretching from a reservoir investment in Rio Blanco County to an extension of the Medal of Honor Boulevard in Pueblo County.
“Water use and infrastructure are top priorities for residents in the 3rd District, which is why I fought relentlessly for these investments in water storage and infrastructure projects,” Congresswoman Lauren Boebert said. “Getting these requests approved through the Appropriations Committee is a major step in the right direction for our district.”
One of the approved projects includes $2 million dedicated to building a new interchange in Grand Junction at the I-70 Highway and 29 Road, which will improve safety for drivers and reduce congestion for Mesa County residents.
“Congresswoman Boebert knows this infrastructure improvement is badly needed and I’m thrilled to see she fought for these funds for Mesa County and Grand Junction,” said Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland. “This is the type of investment that will directly improve the quality of life for all Mesa County residents. Our whole community appreciates Rep. Lauren Boebert going the extra distance to help address this local issue.”