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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Secretary Peters Announces Nearly $113 Million in Emergency Relief To 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, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters said today.
"Getting highways back in shape after storms is crucial to a healthy transportation system," said Peters. "These funds will help millions of motorists travel safely."
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.
Editor's note: A chart listing the date, location and amount of each emergency relief incident is attached. A description of each incident is available by calling the FHWA Office of Public Affairs at 202-366-0660.
Emergency Relief Program Funds: Summary By State