U.S. Sen. Baldwin: Announces Transportation funding for Wisconsin counties affected by 2016 floods

Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov,   (202) 224 – 6225 

The announcement comes after Senator Baldwin called on the Department of Transportation to make emergency funding available for Western and Northern Wisconsin Communities 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced more than $1.3 million in emergency relief transportation funding to help repair roads and communities damaged by storms and severe flooding in July and August 2016. This announcement comes after Senator Baldwin sent two separate letters last year calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to make emergency relief funding available for the Wisconsin counties affected by significant flood damage.

“Last year, we saw torrential rain and severe flooding that damaged roads, bridges, homes and businesses in our communities in northern and western Wisconsin,” said Senator Baldwin. “I applaud the Department of Transportation for making additional emergency relief funding available so Wisconsin can re-build these communities and ensure our residents have access to safe transportation.”

Western Wisconsin: DOT released $836,816 in emergency relief transportation funding to help repair roads and bridges in Buffalo, Trempealeau and Eau Claire counties damaged by the August 2016 floods. (Read the letter from Senator Baldwin to DOT calling for emergency funding after the August 2016 floods here.)

Northern Wisconsin: DOT also released $500,000 in emergency relief funds for Forest Service roads damaged by the July 2016 floors in Bayfield, Ashland, Sawyer and Price counties. (Read the letter from Senator Baldwin to DOT calling for emergency funding after the July 2016 flooding here.)

An online version of this release is available here.

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