To help with the cleanup and repair of critical infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Matthew, the U.S. Department of Transportation is providing North Carolina with $5 million, the department announced Oct. 13.
The emergency funds will assist state transportation officials with fixing and rebuilding efforts along myriad bridges and roadways across the Tar Heel State. Gov. Pat McCrory (R) declared a state of emergency for 100 counties.
Many roadways remain closed in the central and eastern parts of the state. Travelers on Interstate 95 are advised to be aware of detours. The trucking industry has relied on detours to move freight.
“These emergency funds are just a down payment on the department’s commitment to reconnect people with vital services they need to begin the process of putting their lives back together,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, said.