More Funds Available For Irene Road Repairs

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The state of Vermont is planning to spend about $22.5 million to continue with road and bridge repairs caused by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene and other floods in 2011.

Deputy Transportation Secretary Sue Minter says the federal government is planning to contribute more than $18 million while the state must come up with the rest.

She says the money will help pay for final repairs to roads and bridges that were fixed temporarily after the storms.

The federal funding is part of $1.1 billion in new emergency relief funding approved by Congress. To get the federal funds Vermont will have to contribute about $4.26 million as a state match.

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