U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-4000


Skip to content U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway AdministrationU.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration

Home / Briefing Room / Press Releases

Briefing Room

Subscribe to FHWA Press Releases


U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Public Affairs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590, www.dot.gov/briefingroom - News Follow us on Twitter @USDOTFHWA USDOT briefing room

FHWA 17-16
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Contact: Nancy Singer
Tel.: (202) 366-0660

Federal Highway Administration Releases $1 Million in Emergency Relief Funds to Repair Highway and Bridge Damage in Louisiana

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $1 million in Emergency Relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to help repair damage caused by severe rains.

“Emergency Relief funding will help communities recover from the extensive damage and restore essential travel,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We understand how important it is to get roads repaired as quickly as possible so residents can travel and businesses can be up and running again.”

Beginning March 7, Louisiana experienced severe weather statewide, affecting 16 parishes.

“Emergency Relief funding will allow the state to make the needed repairs so people can get back to work and go about their daily lives again,” said Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau. “We know Louisiana residents are eagerly awaiting the reopening of roads.”

The repairs are estimated to cost $5 million and will consist of repairing and stabilizing roadway embankments, correcting bridge scour, and rebuilding or replacing damaged structures.

The FHWA’s Emergency Relief program provides funding for highways and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events.

# # #

FHWA Press Releases

Page posted on March 22, 2016.
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000

All Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) information technology systems will be unavailable, Friday, December 2, at 10:00 p.m. to Sunday, December 04, at 11:59 p.m., EDT, while work is being performed on the network. During that time, users will not be able to access any FHWA systems.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the 5-Help Service Center @ (866) 466-5221 or 5-HelpServiceCenter@dot.gov.