January 08, 2016

Federal Highway Administration to provide $1 million in emergency relief for flood-damaged roads and bridges, Gov. Nixon announces

Federal agency says those funds are “initial installment” to completing necessary repairs; damage assessments continue to help in request for federal disaster declaration

Gov. Jay Nixon today thanked U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for providing $1 million in emergency relief funds to repair flood-damaged roads and bridges in Missouri.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, Missouri will receive $1 million in initial, or “quick release,” funds from the agency’s Emergency Relief program to begin the important repair work, further assess damages, and begin to restore traffic to normal as the state continues its work in assessing its repair needs. The quick release funds will be used primarily to restore emergency access and to initiate the most critical repairs in the next few weeks.

Continue reading the news release from the office of Gov. Jay Nixon: