20 Feb 15
US states get $232m for emergency road and bridge repairs
The USA’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced US$232.5 million in emergency relief funds to help 26 states and Puerto Rico repair roads and bridges damaged by recent storms and floods.
"We are committed to getting transportation facilities restored as quickly as possible following natural disasters and other emergencies," said transportation secretary Anthony Foxx.
"We want states to know that they can go ahead and expedite repairs where they are needed most following a disaster and that they will be repaid," said acting federal highway administrator Gregory Nadeau.
The states receiving funding include Delaware, to fix damaged piers on the I-495 bridge spanning the Christina River near the Port of Wilmington.
At U$55 million, Colorado topped the list among states being reimbursed through the programme, for a single flood event that caused widespread damage throughout the state.