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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to receive funds to reconstruct Aneth Road

Grant funds six infrastructure projects in Colorado
The road to Towaoc on the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. The tribe was awarded nearly $3 million for an infrastructure project for Aneth Road from the RAISE grant program.

Colorado Democrat Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper welcomed nearly $63 million to go toward six infrastructure projects throughout the state. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe was awarded $2,574,000 for the reconstruction of Aneth Road, or UMU 201.

About 23 miles of Aneth Road will be reconstructed and paved from U.S. Highway 491 to the Colorado/Utah stateline, according to a nerws release from Bennet’s office.

The funds come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, otherwise known as RAISE, grant program. RAISE awarded $1.5 billion nationwide as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this funding will support Colorado as we work to meet our state’s changing needs – from improving our roadways to strengthening local economies,” Bennet said in the news release. “I’m grateful that the Department of Transportation heard our calls to support these projects.”

“From Akron to Towaoc to Greeley, our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering the funding our communities need to update infrastructure that’s key to economic growth,” said Hickenlooper. “Improved roads, better trails, and expanded mobility hubs will help us build a safer, more connected Colorado.”