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July 21, 2016 11:00 AM, EDT

DOT Awards Emergency Funds to Wisconsin

Wisconsin transportation officials will receive $4.15 million in federal aid to fix roads and bridges destroyed during recent floods, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced July 20.

The Federal Highway Administration indicated the funds would assist Wisconsin in repairing critical corridors in the northern part of the state. Dozens of roads were washed out in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn counties earlier this month.

State officials also closed sections of Highway 63 in Bayfield County, areas of Highways 122 and 169 in Iron County and Highway 35 in Burnett County.

“With many communities cut off from vital necessities and services, we know the situation there is dire,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.

“We want to make sure we do everything we can to help repair and reopen roads quickly and safely,” added FHWA administrator Gregory Nadeau.