U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced he is making $2 million in quick release emergency money available to the Iowa Department of Transportation to reimburse Iowa for work done on federal-aid highways immediately following the recent flooding there.
"The Obama Administration is committed to helping Iowans recover from the damage caused by the floods," said Secretary LaHood. "These quick release dollars can make a difference in peoples' lives by restoring key transportation services."
Quick release emergency relief funds will be used to reimburse Iowa for the cost of controlling traffic flow, shoring up roads and bridges and other measures implemented immediately after the flooding to prevent further damage. These include strengthening the shoulder sections of the highways, sand bagging and asphalt overlays.
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