$17 Million to Fix Flood-Damaged Roads Secured by Tester
$17,937,061 Grant to Benefit 12 Counties Affected by Last Spring’s Historic Flooding
(U.S. Senate) - As part of his ongoing efforts to help Montana recover from last spring's historic flooding, U.S. Senator Jon Tester helped secure a grant for the Montana Department of Transportation to help fix roads damaged in those floods.
The grant, worth $17,937,061, was awarded by the Federal Highway Administration and will fund the repair and reconstruction of flood-damaged highways and roads across the state.
"Last year's flooding did real damage to Montana's roads and infrastructure," Tester said. "These resources will help boost jobs and repair the damage-making travel safer and keeping our communities open for business."
Tester secured grants for projects in the following counties:
- Big Horn - I-90 culvert replacement
- Carbon - US 310 bridge scour repair
- Granite - I-90 erosion repair and bank stabilization
- Hill - US 2 erosion repair and bank stabilization, and S 448 culvert replacement
- Jefferson - I-15 culvert replacement
- Lewis & Clark - MT 21 bridge repairs and replacements, and MT 200 culvert repair
- Missoula - Old MT 200 erosion repair and bank stabilization
- Musselshell - River erosion repair and bank stabilization
- Powell - MT 83 slide repair
- Ravalli - Skalkaho road repair and slide correction
- Sanders - Blue Slide road repair and slope stabilization
- Toole - Bootlegger trail repair and reconstruction