WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Jefferson County has been awarded $9.2 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to repair damage to federal highways and roads caused by heavy rainfall and serious landslides in March 2011.
“Jefferson County residents and businesses hit hard by storm-related damage should not have to shoulder the burden of making major repairs to federal highways and surrounding areas without support,” Brown said. “These new resources will help local communities make the repairs needed to keep moving Ohioans and Ohio-made goods along safe federal highways.”
The funds were awarded as part of DOT’s Emergency Relief (ER) program. The program covers permanent repairs needed to restore sites to their pre-storm and landslide conditions; and emergency repairs to restore traffic, reduce the effects of damage, and protect the remaining infrastructure.