Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for awarding over $9 million in emergency relief to help repair highways and roads on federal lands throughout Nevada that have suffered damage from natural disasters.
“I commend the Department of Transportation (DOT) for awarding these grants to restore many of the highways and roads in Nevada that were damaged by severe flooding,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Thanks to these grants, Nevada will be able to repair its affected roads and highways, so that communities are connected, goods may pass through to businesses, and commuters in Nevada can get to their destination safely. Federal infrastructure funding is essential to the success and health of Nevada’s economy. I will continue working with the DOT to ensure that Nevada’s tax dollars are being invested in our communities and that we are securing additional opportunities to bring more federal dollars to our state.”
The grant funds will be awarded as follows:
- $4,000,000 to the Nevada Department of Transportation for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads on Federal lands that have suffered serious damage as a result of storms that occurred in January 2017.
- $2,000,000 to the Nevada Department of Transportation for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads on federal lands that have suffered serious damage as a result of flooding that occurred in February 2017.
- $3,040,000 to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the repair or reconstruction of Federal Lands Management Agencies transportation facilities.
- $92,440 to the Fish and Wildlife Service for the repair or reconstruction of Federal Lands Management Agencies transportation facilities.