A big announcement yesterday from the United States Department of Transportation. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced yesterday the USDOT will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will provide $215,198,775 from its emergency relief program to 34 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and federal lands agencies to reimburse them for repairs to roads and bridges caused by storms, flooding, hurricanes and other natural and catastrophic disasters.
Among states that will receive funding, California will receive $43.4 million for flooding and earthquakes, North Dakota will receive $31.5 million for flooding and Vermont will receive $15.4 million for flooding and damage from Tropical Storm Irene.
The money will reimburse states for fixing or replacing highways, bridges and other roadway structures.