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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Billion in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

Funds to states for damage from a variety of events in states across the country and U.S. territories

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.

Updated: Friday, April 13, 2018

U.S. Transportation Secretary Joins Georgia Governor Deal for Ceremonial Opening of Atlanta’s I-85 Bridge

ATLANTA – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao joined Governor Nathan Deal today at the site of the new I-85 bridge – which opened less than seven weeks after a blaze caused its collapse and more than a month ahead of schedule – to thank the workers and first responders who kept the public safe.

Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Approves Release of $768.2 Million for Emergency Repairs to Roads and Bridges in 40 States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today approved the release of $768.2 million for emergency repair work to roads and bridges damaged by storms or catastrophic events in 40 states. Funded through the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Emergency Relief (ER) program, it is one of the largest single awards for such repair work made by the federal government.

Updated: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10 Million for Emergency Repairs to Atlanta’s Collapsed I-85 Overpass

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao directed Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials today to award $10 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help begin repairs on the bridge over Atlanta’s I-85 near Piedmont Road which collapsed during rush hour as a result of intense heat from a fire below.  Secretary Chao spoke with Governor Deal within the hour to discuss the situation and apprise him of the release of funds.

Updated: Friday, March 31, 2017
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