Klobuchar, Franken Announce $5 Million to Repair Roads Damaged by Floods and Severe Weather in Northeast and Southern Minnesota
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken today announced $5 million to repair roads damaged by floods and severe weather in Duluth and surrounding communities as well as counties in southern Minnesota. The funding was allocated to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"The flooding and severe weather damaged critical roads and infrastructure and this funding will help communities make much-needed repairs," Klobuchar said. "I will continue to fight to ensure that these communities receive all the support they need to rebuild and return stronger than ever."
"I saw firsthand the damage that flooding caused earlier this summer," said Sen. Franken. "While Minnesotans have already made great progress in bringing their communities back, this money will help affected areas continue the process of rebuilding, and I will continue to help in every way I can."
Last month, at the urging of Senators Klobuchar and Franken, the President issued a federal disaster declaration for Minnesota to help rebuild after the devastating floods this spring. Klobuchar and Franken were also in Duluth and the surrounding communities to survey the flood damage and discuss recovery efforts with local officials.
Counties with eligible damage sites include Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Pine, Rice, Sibley, and St. Louis.