May 15-19 is National Infrastructure Week. Across America, leaders and citizens around America will highlight state of our nation’s infrastructure — roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, and more — and encourage policymakers to invest in the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous, and safe.
In support of this national week of awareness, Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed May 15-19 also be Infrastructure Week in Alabama.
“Despite fiscal challenges, it is important for the State of Alabama to dedicate sufficient resources to transportation and infrastructure investments in our state and local communities,” wrote Ivey in the proclamation. “Making high-quality infrastructure a priority is a major component in allowing Alabama businesses, in all economic sectors to grow and expand.”
Read the entire proclamation below:
WHEREAS, the State of Alabama relies on critical infrastructure to support our daily lives, including our roads and bridges, our railroads and transit systems, our ports and airports, our pipes and water system, our reliable power supply, our access to broadband, and our connectivity to the regional, national, and global economy; and
WHEREAS, in order to grow our economy, keep Americans safe and strengthen our communities, we need all levels of government and the private sector to work together to rebuild and repair our nation’s infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, Infrastructure Week has been established to highlight infrastructure investment needs in communities throughout the county, and to recognize and encourage leadership at the federal, state, and local levels to address our nation’s pressing infrastructure challenges; and
WHEREAS, Infrastructure Week also encourages policy-makers and the public to address obstacles facing U.S. infrastructure, to move beyond short-term fixes and deferred maintenance and to envision the innovation solutions, technologies, policies and investments that will improve America’s infrastructure today and for the future;
WHEREAS, despite fiscal challenges, it is important for the State of Alabama to dedicate sufficient resources to transportation and infrastructure investments in our state and local communities; and
WHEREAS, making high-quality infrastructure a priority is a major component in allowing Alabama businesses, in all economic sectors to grow and expand. It is critical to providing Alabama citizens, in all 67 counties, with the quality of life they deserve:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the week of May 15th through May 19th, 2017, as Infrastructure Week in the State of Alabama.