09.04.19

Gardner Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in DOT Emergency Relief Funding for Colorado

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today that Colorado will receive $1.457 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate and reconstruct federal roads that were damaged by natural disasters. This funding will go towards repairs on State Highway 145 in southwest Colorado following damage by rockfall in May 2019, as well as repairs to infrastructure damaged by flooding in January 2017.

 

“After severe flooding and rockfall, communities in Colorado need funding for critical infrastructure repairs,” said Senator Gardner. “These funds will help our state recover, and I’ll continue to advocate for federal funding and programs to aid states in addressing damages from natural disasters.”

 

Background:

$257,747 in Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) funding was issued to repair infrastructure damaged due to flooding in January 2017.

$1,200,000 of Emergency Relief funding was issued to repair and reconstruct Colorado State Highway 145 after rockfall in May 2019. 

 

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.