By Todd Sperry, CNN
updated 6:48 PM EDT
Mon April 2, 2012
(CNN) -- Alaska and Wyoming are the biggest benefactors of Monday's announcement by the Department of Transportation that it intends to set aside nearly $62 million for states to cover repair costs for roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters and accidents.
In all, seven states will receive federal aid from the Federal Highway Administration's Emergency Relief program.
Other states include Alabama, Kentucky, Maine, South Carolina and Washington state. The DOT said in a statement the money will go to fixing or replacing highways and paying costs associated with detours, debris removal and other means of restoring normal traffic flow.
How the money is distributed is determined by several factors including the cost associated with repairs and how much each state requests for reimbursement on repairs already completed... FULL ARTICLE
Mon, April 2, 2012
by John Cox