MAINTENANCE: FHWA approves emergency funding for Florida road repairs

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

Funding News September 14, 2017
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Damaged I-4 Florida after Hurricane Irma

Image source: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP

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.

 

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Source: The Office of Gov. Rick Scott

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