Senator Tom Harkin has announced that $750,000 has been awarded to the Iowa Department of Transportation for the repair or reconstruction of federally-aided highways and roads damaged in recent spring storms. Five counties were placed in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program after flooding on the Missouri, Big Sioux, Rock River, and their tributaries in Northwest Iowa. Harkin is a member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the DOT.
“The heavy rains and flooding in Northwest Iowa have created a lot of damage and this urgently needed funding for the state will help these counties to repair the roads that were damaged during flooding,” said Harkin. “These communities are already on a path to rebuilding and this support will aid in that effort.”
Counties affected by this event are: Woodbury, Lyon, Plymouth, Pocahontas, and Sioux.