$3 Million in Federal Aid on its Way to Repair Northland Roads

By KBJR News 1

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July 19, 2012 Updated Dec 20, 2013 at 8:54 PM CDT

Washington D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Northland will soon see the first federal aid money to help in the recovery efforts of June's flooding.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Thursday that $3 million in quick release emergency funds will be sent to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to help repair roads damaged by last month's flooding.

“Recent flooding disrupted travel in northeastern Minnesota and damaged local roads,” said Secretary LaHood. “These emergency relief funds will help Minnesota make repairs and begin restoring critical routes so residents can get where they need to go.”

Quick release emergency funds provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be used to reimburse the state for repairs that were done to resume essential traffic flow immediately after the flooding and prevent further damage.

FHWA's emergency relief program provides funds for the repair or reconstruction of roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events.

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