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Thune Announces Emergency Transportation Funds for South Dakota

Funding Released to Cover Cost of Flood-Damaged Roads

November 2, 2007

Washington, D.C. —  Senator John Thune today announced that the United States Department of Transportation has released $378,748 in emergency transportation funding to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. The funds will be used to repair roads damaged by flooding earlier this year.

"The floods this spring were a powerful reminder that forces of nature can wreak unexpected damage," said Thune. "This funding will be important to restoring roads throughout counties in eastern South Dakota."

South Dakota counties that experienced road damage from flooding earlier this year include: Beadle, Brown, Brule, Day, Hanson, Hutchinson, Kingsbury, McCook, Marshall, Roberts, Sanborn and Spink.

The U.S. Department of Transportation released a total of $174 million in Emergency Relief funding nationwide for a wide range of much need repairs to our nation's transportation infrastructure. This funding was made available as part of the Emergency Relief program that was included as part of the 2005 Transportation Reauthorization bill that Senator Thune assisted in authoring.