MAINTENANCE: FHWA approves emergency funding for Florida road repairs

Sept. 14, 2017

The federal funding will be used to conduct emergency repairs on roads and other infrastructure impacted by Hurricane Irma

Gov. Rick Scott announced yesterday that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved a $25 million Emergency Relief (ER) Quick Release Grant to support response and recovery efforts for Florida’s roadways and transportation system.

This federal funding will be used to conduct emergency repairs on impacted roads, embankments, bridges or other infrastructure and help restore traffic on major roadways to ensure Florida residents and visitors can travel safely.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is continuing to work with federal, state and local partners to fully assess storm damages across Florida’s transportation infrastructure as a result of Hurricane Irma. FHWA is prepared to review and approve detailed damage inspection reports so that FDOT and local transportation agencies can begin repairs immediately.

The ER program provides grants for the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways and roads on federal lands that have suffered serious damage as a result of disasters such as hurricanes.


Source: The Office of Gov. Rick Scott

Sponsored Recommendations

The Science Behind Sustainable Concrete Sealing Solutions

Extend the lifespan and durability of any concrete. PoreShield is a USDA BioPreferred product and is approved for residential, commercial, and industrial use. It works great above...

Proven Concrete Protection That’s Safe & Sustainable

Real-life DOT field tests and university researchers have found that PoreShieldTM lasts for 10+ years and extends the life of concrete.

Revolutionizing Concrete Protection - A Sustainable Solution for Lasting Durability

The concrete at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center is subject to several potential sources of damage including livestock biowaste, food/beverage waste, and freeze/thaw...

The Future of Concrete Preservation

PoreShield is a cost-effective, nontoxic alternative to traditional concrete sealers. It works differently, absorbing deep into the concrete pores to block damage from salt ions...