U.S. Department of Transportation announces $871.2 million in emergency relief for road and bridge repairs
WASHINGTON (WENY) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced $871.2 million in Emergency Relief funds to help 39 states, including New York and Pennsylvania.
Funding will also support relief efforts in America Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and tribal governments -- to make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods, and other unexpected events.
New York will receive $9,817,550 to repair the damage left behind after severe flooding last summer.
$4,792,000 of that sum is to be used for continuing rehabilitation in the aftermath of the September 11 World Trade Center attacks.
Pennsylvania will receive $11,684,329, all to rebuild following heavy rain and flooding in August and September 2018.