IOWA GETS $13 MILLION TO FIX DAMAGED ROADS
(DES MOINES) Eight DOT projects in the southwest district will benefit from funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Iowa is receiving just over 13-million dollars from the U.S. Department of Transportation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters including 2 projects in Cass County, 2 projects in Harrison County, 1 project in Page County, 2 projects in Shelby County, and 2 projects in Taylor County.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced last week that the money will reimburse states for fixing or replacing highways, bridges, and other roadway structures such as traffic signs, guardrails and lighting. Costs associated with detours, debris removal and other immediate measures necessary to restore traffic flow in impacted areas are also eligible.
The Iowa Department of Transportation will receive 2.8 million dollars for the May 2010 Severe Storms and Flooding and 13.1 million dollars for the June 2010 Storms and Flooding.