$113 Million Will Repair Storm-Damaged Highways in 10 States
Ten states will receive more than $112.7 million in federal emergency relief grants to cover costs of repairs to highways damaged by rain or flooding in one of the wettest winters on record.
Through its Emergency Relief program, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration reimburses states for expenses associated with emergency situations. The projects paid for by the funds include rebuilding or replacing damaged bridges, highways, lighting, guardrails and signs, creating detours, and debris removal.
The states receiving emergency relief funds include Alaska, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington.
Emergency Relief Program Funds: Summary By State
Alaska–Aug. 18-24, 2006; storms, $1,459,228.
California–2005/2006; winter storms, $48,178,458.
Colorado–July 2006; flood damage to SH67, $7,564,018.
Minnesota–March/May 2006; flooding, $593,910.
Nevada–December 2005/January 2006; flooding, $645,901.
New Hampshire–May 2006; rainfall and flooding, $1,166,256.
New York–June 2006; flooding, $7,647,467.
Ohio–November 2006; flooding, $3,492,938.
Oregon–November 2006; flooding, $30,834,213.
Washington–November 2006; flooding, $11,043,892.