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FHWA 25-14
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel: 202-366-0660

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces $333.9 Million
in Emergency Relief for Road Repairs in 21 States

Damaged roads in Washington, Minnesota and Colorado among the projects helped

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today 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 help to pay for reconstruction or replacement of damaged highways and bridges, to establish detours and to 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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