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U.S. DOT awards CDOT with $110 million for flood recovery

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On January 9, 2014 @ 6:03 pm In News & Analysis | No Comments

A backhoe loader works to clear a road in Boulder, Colorado, after flooding stopped in September. (Photo: Renee Golobic) [1]

A backhoe loader works to clear a road in Boulder, Colorado, after flooding stopped in September. (Photo: Renee Golobic)

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday awarded the Colorado Department of Transportation with $110 million in recovery funds for highways damaged [2] in September floods [3], according to a report from Northern Colorado Business Report [4].

The funds are part of the $450 million emergency road repair funds allocated for flood recovery in legislation passed in October.

Initial reports estimated about $500 million in damage [5] to Colorado roads. U.S. DOT gave CDOT $5 million in emergency funds shortly after flooding stopped.

A report from the Colorado Springs Independent [6] notes that many Colorado roads remain damaged months after flooding ended.


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[1] Image: http://www.equipmentworld.com/files/2013/09/BLOG_Boulder_flood_photo.jpg

[2] highways damaged: http://www.equipmentworld.com/colorado-crews-begin-repairing-flood-damaged-roads/

[3] September floods: http://www.equipmentworld.com/the-washed-away-roads-of-boulder/

[4] a report from Northern Colorado Business Report: http://www.ncbr.com/article/20140108/NEWS/140109950

[5] $500 million in damage: http://www.equipmentworld.com/videos-flood-waters-cause-500-million-in-damage-to-colorado-roads/

[6] A report from the Colorado Springs Independent: http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2014/01/09/funding-for-flood-damaged-roads-pouring-in

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