By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Sept. 10 announced $871.2 million in emerging funding to 39 states, plus U.S. territories and tribal governments, to repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, fires, and other severe weather events.
In addition to the reconstruction or replacement of damaged highways and bridges, FHWA’s Emergency Relief program helps pay for detours, guardrail replacement, and other damaged safety devices.
Puerto Rico will receive more than $220 million, the largest disbursement, for repairs due to damage from hurricanes Irma and Maria. California will received more than $157 million; Tennessee nearly $110 million. See the full list.