The U.S. Department of Transportation will be providing millions of dollars worth of federal aid to states, including Kentucky and territories that was affected by recent natural disasters.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced yesterday The U.S Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters.
LaHood says, “Communities suffering from disasters have been hard at work restoring vital transportation links so that people can resume daily activities as soon as possible. They did their part, and now it’s our turn to give the states the money they were promised to help pay for that work.”
The Federal Highway Administration will reportedly provide a total of $215,198,775 from its emergency relief program to 34 states, including Kentucky.
Kentucky will be receiving $3.25 million to help offset the costs of the July 2010, April 2011 and June 19th Severe Storms and Flooding.