April 16, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $8 Million in Federal Grants to Repair Transportation Infrastructure in Communities Impacted by Severe Flooding Last Year

WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced nearly $8 million in federal grants to repair transportation infrastructure in communities impacted by severe flooding last June, July, and October.

 

The federal funding includes:

 

  • More than $990,000 to repair or reconstruct Federal Lands Management Agencies transportation facilities in Carroll, Coos, Grafton, and Sullivan counties following June 2017 flooding.

 

  • $2 million for the repair or reconstruction of highways and roads in Coos, Carroll, and Grafton counties following July 2017 flooding.

 

  • $750,000 to repair or reconstruct Federal Lands Management Agencies transportation facilities in Coos, Carroll, and Grafton following October 2017 flooding.

 

  • $4 million for the repair or reconstruction of highways and roads in Coos and Carroll counties following October 2017 flooding.

 

“New Hampshire is still recovering from the flooding disasters of last year, and this funding is welcome relief,” said Senator Shaheen. “These federal grants will help us address the damage to our roads and highways that are in serious need of repair. I will continue to advocate for federal support to help alleviate the destruction caused by these floods and prepare for the future.”

 

“A safe transportation infrastructure is critical to the strength of our communities and our economy, and I am pleased to announce this boost of federal funding that will help repair roads and highways in communities impacted by severe flooding last year,” Senator Hassan said. “Those storms and floods caused significant damage in communities across New Hampshire, and these federal grants will provide much needed support to help ensure that these communities can continue to recover and rebuild.”

 

“Last summer and fall, storms caused millions of dollars in damage to New Hampshire roads, and I am pleased that our state will receive federal funds to repair the damage,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “Disaster relief and the repair of damaged infrastructure is a critical federal responsibility. These types of investments are essential for our economy, public safety, and the well-being of New Hampshire communities."

 

"Communities throughout New Hampshire were devastated by severe flooding and these resources are critical to helping fix the roads, bridges, and infrastructure that are necessary for public safety and economic competitiveness," said Congresswoman Kuster. "It's also important that upgrades are put in place to ensure that future flooding doesn't deliver the damage we've seen in recent years. I'll continue to fight for communities impacted by natural disasters in New Hampshire and work to improve infrastructure statewide to support economic growth and public safety."

 

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