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Local 18’s Buckeye Engineer

December 2021 Report to the Members
By Michael R. Bertolone, Business Manager

Brothers and Sisters of Local 18, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

On behalf of the officers and staff of this great organization, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.

We are happy to report that Christmas came early for the men and women of the entire IUOE and all of our fellow trades. The Infrastructure
Investment and Jobs Act has finally been passed and signed into place with bipartisan support in the middle of last month.

This legislation will now provide a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure – repairing and upgrading our crumbling roads, bridges, and more while improving productivity, growing our economy, and creating well-paying jobs.

For Ohio, our nearly 123,000 miles of roadway and bridges will now be repaired and made safer for all of us while creating thousands of jobs. Ohio is second in the nation for the number of bridges, with 44,736 bridges, nearly half of which are not in good condition. The most notable project discussed in Ohio has been the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, which can move forward once and for all.

Ohio is projected to receive approximately $10 billion in highway funding, plus more than $33 billion in competitive grant funding for highway and multi-modal projects.

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