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$25M in federal funding approved to help fix Fl. roads after Irma

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KEY WEST, FL (WWSB) - Governor Rick Scott announced Wednesday that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved a $25 million Emergency Relief (ER) Quick Release Grant to support efforts to repair damaged on Florida roadways caused by Hurricane Irma.

The funding will be used to repair roads, embankments, bridges, and other infrastructure damaged in the storm in order to help restore normal traffic flow.

"I want to thank President Trump, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, and the entire administration for their commitment to helping Floridians impacted by Irma. The Florida Department of Transportation is already responding in full force to quickly repair Florida's roads and transportation infrastructure damaged in the storm and this critical funding will enhance our efforts to ensure the safety of families as they travel through our state," said Scott.

FDOT is working with state, local, and federal partners to fully assess the damage and begin repairs.