Fixing our highways: Providence Journal Editorial

It’s not often that business and labor leaders gather to rally for the same cause, but they did last Wednesday as Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., stood on the grounds of a major road-building company and urged Congress to help Rhode Island and other states fix their roads and bridges.

Senator Whitehouse has added language to a highway finance bill, with the goal of helping states tackle particularly expensive projects. One example, familiar to many Rhode Islanders, is a planned reconstruction of the Providence interchange where routes 6 and 10 meet Route 95. Senator Whitehouse’s plan would help pay for that, and overall, it would allocate $2.4 billion over six years, providing, as the senator put it, “the certainty our state needs to take on important projects.”

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Source: Providence Journal