New Mexico’s deteriorating roads and bridges — and everyone who uses them — stand to be the biggest beneficiaries of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law this week.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is poised to deliver at least $3.5 billion to the state for a wide variety of uses, from expanding the number of electric vehicle charging stations and mitigating wildfires to improving broadband access in rural areas.

But the lion’s share — more than $2.5 billion — would go toward repairing and rebuilding New Mexico roads and bridges.



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