Twenty-six states and Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, will receive $232.5 million in emergency funding to repair highway infrastructure damaged by recent weather events, the Department of Transportation announced Feb. 18.
“These funds will certainly repair roads and bridges, but most importantly, they are helping people who rely on them every day to arrive at their jobs and pick up their children at school,” Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.
Top recipients included Colorado at slightly more than $56 million, mostly to address flood-related damage around Boulder. Arizona will receive $49.5 million and Ohio nearly $36 million. The emergency relief funds come from the Federal Highway Administration. A list of recipients is found on DOT’s website.