$25 million made available for repairs to flood-damaged roads

LINCOLN, NE (Matthew Walsh / News Channel Nebraska) – The U-S Department of Transportation has announced the availability of 25 million dollars in quick release Emergency Relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration to help repair roads damaged by flooding in Nebraska.

The funds were approved after being requested by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Officials estimate nearly 190 highway miles need repair, as well as 27 state bridges with damage – including seven that will need major repair and six that must be entirely replaced.

The quick release funding will be used to pay for the repairs done to open routes for medical and food supplies for people and livestock.