U.S. DOT Awards Wyoming $20.8 Million
$20.8 million in emergency highway repair funds will come to Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the award last week. The emergency reimbursement funds come despite congressional failure to pass a new Transportation Bill.
John Davis, for the Wyoming Department of Transportation says the dollars cover road repairs following a particular nasty year for highways in Wyoming.
"It was a significant amount of damage. More than we often have, but we've certainly had other years that have been fairly active as well including the previous year of 2010."
Road damage happened in 13 counties, including a 2000 foot landslide in the Snake River Canyon and a 1000 foot slide on Wyoming 70 between Encampment and Baggs.
The funding comes as part of the 9th, 3 month extension of the current U.S. Transportation Bill.