Torres Announces $35 Million Federal Highway Administration Grant Awarded to Help California Recover from Winter Rainstorms
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the California Department of Transportation has been awarded a $35 million grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration for the repair or reconstruction of federal highways and roads that suffered damage during the heavy rainstorms in January and February. The funding will benefit 49 California counties, including Los Angeles County.
“Last month’s severe rainstorms brought flooding and serious damage to our region’s roadways,” said Torres. “This funding will help repair and restore the safety of heavily-traveled Los Angeles County roads for commuters in the Inland Empire.”
Eligible repair work includes emergency repairs needed to restore essential traffic, minimize the extent of damage, or protect the remaining facilities, as well as permanent repairs necessary to restore the highway to its pre-disaster condition.
Torres is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, which is responsible for appropriating all federal spending, including the Department of Transportation.