NDDOT getting $200K in federal funds to help with road repairs

WASHINGTON (Valley News Live) The North Dakota Department of Transportation is getting $226,000 in federal grants to support the reconstruction of transportation infrastructure that was damaged due to natural disasters.

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today said, “If we want to get anywhere in North Dakota, it usually means we’re driving there.That’s why it’s so important that our roads, highways, and bridges are repaired and safe to travel on. These federal funds will help to support the rebuilding of roads and other transportation infrastructure damaged on federal lands due to rain and snow.”

Senator John Hoeven is also a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee. He says, “Today’s funds will help ensure that roads and transportation facilities in our state can continue to be used safely.

These federal funds are distributed as follows:

• North Dakota Department of Transportation: $100,000 in federal funding to help rebuild washout roads, bridges, culverts, and embankments in the Sheyenne and James River Basin that were damaged due to heavy rains.

• North Dakota Department of Transportation: $100,000 in federal funding to support various road sites in Divide County that were damaged due to heavy rain fall.

• National Park Service, McKinzie & Billings Counties: $26,474 in federal funds to help rebuild damaged federal land transportation facilities.

The federal funds are made available through the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program.

The program helps to provide additional federal funds to support the reconstruction of transportation infrastructure, like roads and bridges, on federal lands that were damaged as a result of a natural disaster.