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USDOT Announces $333.9M in Relief for Road Repairs in 21 States

The funds, which come from the U.S. Treasury's General Fund and not the Highway Trust Fund, help to pay for reconstruction or replacement of damaged highways and bridges.

Mon August 11, 2014 - National Edition
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced $333.9 million in emergency funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help 21 states make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.

“We are making good on our promise to help residents in states affected by natural disasters and other emergencies,” said Secretary Foxx. “These funds are part of our ongoing commitment to Americans all across the country to make sure that the damaged roads and bridges they depend on to get to work or deliver goods are restored as quickly as possible.”

Among the states receiving federal funds, Washington will receive $35 million for repairs to a section of S.R. 530 severely damaged by a heavy mudslide in March. Minnesota and Colorado will also receive funding to fix substantial damage to roads and bridges caused by unusually heavy rains within the last year. In addition, tens of millions in emergency relief funds will address a backlog of damages made prior to 2012.

“These funds will help states restore their transportation networks,” said Acting Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau. “Getting life back to normal in these areas is our top priority and safe, functional transportation is at the heart of that.”

FHWA’s Emergency Relief program reimburses states for expenses associated with damage from natural disasters or other emergency situations. The funds, which come from the U.S. Treasury’s General Fund and not the Highway Trust Fund, help to pay for reconstruction or replacement of damaged highways and bridges, to establish detours and replace guardrails or other damaged safety devices.

FY 2014 Emergency Relief Funding

State Event Title Second Allocation

for FY 2014

Alabama December 2009 Heavy Rains and Flooding $700,000

Alabama February 9, 2012, I-20 Sinkhole $300,000

Alabama Severe Flooding 2/1/2013 to 2/26/2013 $900,000

Alabama May 22, 2014 Truck Crash and Fire on I-65 Bridge $2,000,000

Alaska May 2013 Spring Floods $1,700,000

Alaska November 2013 Costal Storms $5,000,000

Arizona Summer 2010 Schultz Fire $1,900,000

California Devil’s Slide $6,500,000

California Loma Prieta Earthquake $2,600,000

California December 2005 Storms $4,800,000

California Humboldt County Earthquake $1,600,000

California December 2010 Storms $10,000,000

California December 2011 LA Tanker Fire $2,900,000

California March 2012 Storms $18,400,000

California December 2012 Storms SM County $2,400,000

California July 2013 LA Tanker Fire $22,000,000

Colorado September 11, 2013 Flooding $130,000,000

Colorado January 2014 Rockfall US 550 $2,000,000

Delaware May 2014 I-495 Bridge Pier Damage $33,000,000

Kentucky June 19, 2011, Severe Storms and Flooding $3,106,000

Indiana April 2014 Severe Storms and Flooding $2,000,000

Louisiana September 1, 2008 Hurricane Gustav $2,306,456

Minnesota June 2014 Heavy Rainfall and Flooding $5,000,000

Missouri August 2013 Flooding $800,000

New Hampshire October 2005 Northeast Flooding $2,650,000

New York June - July 2013 Flooding $5,000,000

North Carolina January 2013 Storms and Slide $2,400,000

North Carolina July 2013 Slides on US 21 and NC 194 $3,200,000

North Carolina July 3-13, 2013 Severe Storms and Flooding $1,500,000

North Carolina July 27, 2013 Severe Storms and Flooding $840,000

Ohio Mid-March 2011 Heavy Rain fall $9,200,000

Oklahoma May 18 to June 2, 2013 Severe Storms and Tornadoes $256,000

Pennsylvania May 9, 2013 Truck Crash on I-81 Overpass $2,500,000

South Carolina August 6, 2013 Jones Mill Rd Bridge Failure $1,104,000

South Carolina April 28, 2014 Cypress Gardens Road Bridge Collapse $600,000

Virginia Tropical Storm Lee $500,000

Washington March 22, 2014 S.R. 530 Mudslide $35,000,000

Washington Abnormal Rainfall March 2014 $3,500,000

Wyoming May - July 2011 Flooding $3,768,000

Total $333,930,456

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