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Jul 7, 2015 11:12 AM

NH Rep. Annie Kuster pushes Congress for long-term transportation funding

The Associated Press

WEST LEBANON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster is calling for a long-term transportation funding bill to pass Congress.

With the Route 4 bridge construction project in West Lebanon as a backdrop, Kuster on Monday said essential roadwork in New Hampshire and around the country could be threatened if Congress fails to pass a funding bill by the end of the month.

Kuster, a Democrat, said without funding, road and bridge projects could come to a halt during the busy summer building season, putting construction crews out of work.

The Route 4 bridge project began in 2013. After completion, the new steel beam bridge will improve access between West Lebanon and Hartford, Vermont.

Federal money to build and repair roads and bridges has slowed over the past decade.

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