Federal Funds to Repair Flood-Damaged Roads

Apr 4, 2017

Nearly $35 million in federal funding will help repair roads and highways damaged in West Virginia over the past two years.

Credit Kara Lofton / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins announced the funding Monday from the Federal Highway Administration.

Jenkins says in a news release the state Department of Transportation will use $4 million for roads and infrastructure on federal lands in Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Randolph counties that were damaged in last June's flooding.

The statement says an additional $14 million in grants are for statewide road repairs from the June floods, while nearly $17 million in grants are to fix roads damaged in 2015 floods.