Virginia Gets $2.1M for Storm-damaged Roads, Bridges

November 30, 2011

Virginia is getting federal help to pay for repairing roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood said Monday that Virginia will receive more than $2.1 million from the Federal Highway Administration’s emergency relief program. The funding includes more than $1.4 million to reimburse Virginia for repairing Irene-related damage and $746,441 for repairing damage caused by Lee.

Virginia is among 34 states that will receive funding for disaster-related road and bridge repairs. Funding also was awarded to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa and federal land agencies.

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