Foxx OKs $2 million to aid road, bridge repairs from northern California wildfires

The U.S. Department of Transportation said this week that it has made $2 million  immediately available to fix bridges and roads damaged by wildfires in several northern California.

The federal relief funds were transferred from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

“We want to make sure we restore vital travel links in the region as soon as possible,” FHWA Administrator Gregory Nadeau said. “Lives are greatly affected when the highways they rely upon for daily travel are destroyed.”

“Emergency-relief funding will make immediate repairs possible throughout the area and reopen critical roads again,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. “We want to ensure that everyone in this region of California has access to safe roads and safe bridges – and this funding will help ensure that travel can get back to normal as soon as possible.”

The damaged highways include SR-29, which is now closed from the Napa/Lake County Line to Calistoga, as well as from SR-53 to Hidden Valley Lake. SR-175 is also damaged and closed between SR-29 and Middletown.

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