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Leger Fernández Secures Nearly $20 Million for District Transportation & Infrastructure Projects in INVEST in America Act

June 9, 2021


Projects in Santa Fe, Farmington, Portales, Taos Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, and Gallup were selected from thousands of submissions sent to the Committee

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández secured funding for seven of the Member Designated Projects she submitted to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for inclusion in the INVEST in America Act. 

The INVEST in America Act is a transformative five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that would help modernize our roads, bridges, transit, and more. The legislation includes nearly $20 million in federal resources for projects in Santa Fe, San Juan, Roosevelt, Taos, Rio Arriba, and McKinley Counties. 

“Part of my job in Congress is to ensure that my district has the resources needed to rebuild and thrive. I’m proud to have secured funding for transportation and infrastructure projects from Farmington to Portales in the INVEST in America Act,” said Leger Fernández. “The projects that were chosen will help our kids get to schools on safe roads, promote tourism in our state, and help residents access services like health care. I look forward to voting for this bill to ensure that federal dollars flow directly into our communities. As we continue to talk about the importance of investing in our nation’s infrastructure and transportation, New Mexicans can count on me to advocate for our state’s needs.” 

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will begin marking up the bill today. 

Projects championed by Congresswoman Leger Fernández include: 


Project Name: Arroyo De Los Chamisos Crossing

Project Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Amount Awarded: $4,900,000


Project Name: Coal Avenue Commons “Event Street”

Project Location: Gallup, New Mexico 

Amount Awarded: $3,500,000


Project Name: County Road 43 - Superman Canyon Bridges

Project Location: McKinley County

Amount Awarded: $4,500,000


Project Name: Foothills Drive Enhancement Phase III

Project Location: Farmington, New Mexico 

Amount Awarded: $1,324,800


Project Name: Kilgore Street Improvements

Project Location: Portales, New Mexico

Amount Awarded: $2,079,000


Project Name: Rio Lucero Road Improvement Project

Project Location: Taos Pueblo

Amount Awarded: $3,048,910


Project Name: Wild Rose Road (Route #670) and Pedestrian Improvement Project

Project Location: Santa Clara Pueblo

Amount Awarded: $618,000