PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – President Joe Biden will sign the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law this week and the money will begin to flow.
Here in our region, the Allegheny Conference, the chamber, and labor organizations have been preparing to make a unified pitch for projects in our area.READ MORE: Sto-Rox Junior/Senior High Students Dismissed Early, Will Learn Virtually Due To Threat Of Violence
The president of the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council Darren Kelly says there are a lot of local jobs coming our way.READ MORE: Study Ranks Pennsylvania As 2nd Best State In U.S. For Christmas Decorations
“Everything from building roads, bridges, dams, telecommunications, internet broadband, electrical car charging stations, lead pipe removed for their stormwater replacement, legacy pollution funding, which is so important for this area’s old abandoned mines and wells,” he said. “There’s so much that we can talk about for hours but western Pennsylvania is in such a great position, number one to get the family staying jobs, but to clean up areas that were left neglected.”MORE NEWS: Pfizer Expected To Seek FDA Authorization For Booster Shots For 16, 17 Year-Olds
On Saturday, President Biden said in a press conference that some of those jobs could be available within the next couple of months.