Iowa DOT receives $5.2M for flood repairs


November 29th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Transportation has received more than $5.2 million in federal funds to help repair or rebuild highways damaged by this summer’s flooding. The funds, announced Monday, come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program for damage to highways in western Iowa from the Missouri River flooding, and flash flooding in eastern Iowa. Sen. Tom Harkin says the funds will reimburse Iowa for funds already paid.

More than $4.2 million will go toward repairs of highways in western Iowa and include Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie and Woodbury counties. About $931,000 will go to projects in Dubuque and Jackson counties in eastern Iowa.