Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a transportation spending bill earmarking $554 million for paving, bridge repair and flood disaster assistance.
Shumlin signed the bill into law Wednesday in Berlin, and says transportation spending creates jobs.
He says more than $410 million will be invested directly in infrastructure projects.
Shumlin says the state is helping storm-damaged communities recover, deploying dozens of trucks, loaders and excavators, providing gravel and rock to shore up roads and working on road washouts.
The cleanup, he says, will take most of the summer.