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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

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Additional $750,000 'Quick Release' Emergency Relief Funds For South Dakota

Additional Funding To Help Repair Roads and Bridges Damaged by June Floods

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced an additional $750,000 in “quick release” Emergency Relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help South Dakota repair roads damaged by heavy rains last month.

These funds are in addition to an initial "quick release" payment to the state of $750,000 announced on June 26 (see

Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
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