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Parts of North Iowa to get federal funds for road repair


This news story was published on April 12, 2011.
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WASHINGTON ñ Senator Chuck Grassley announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has awarded two grants totaling $13,129,440 to the Iowa Department of Transportation through the Emergency Relief Program. |WASHINGTON ñ Senator Chuck Grassley announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has awarded two grants totaling $13,129,440 to the Iowa Department of Transportation through the Emergency Relief Program.

The Iowa Department of Transportation will use $2,869,721 to repair or reconstruct federal roads in Des Moines and Lee counties that were damaged during severe storms from May 12 to May 13, 2010, and $10,259,719 to repair or reconstruct federal roads in Adams, Appanoose, Audubon, Black Hawk, Boone, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Lucas, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Mills, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, O’Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Shelby, Sioux, Story, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Woodbury, and Wright counties that were damaged during severe storms from June 1 to September 7, 2010.

“These funds will help repair Iowa roads that were damaged during last year’s storms, and that will make travel safer and easier,” Grassley said.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Emergency Relief Program funds are used to repair or reconstruct federal highways and roads on federal lands that have suffered serious damage as a result of natural disasters or other catastrophic causes. These funds are awarded to a state after the President or the Governor issues a formal emergency declaration and the state files a request for Emergency Relief Program funds.

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