Hoeven: ND To Receive More Than $550 Million in Federal Transportation Funding

Total Includes Record $317 Million in Emergency Road Funding

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today said that North Dakota will receive a record $317 million in Emergency Transportation funding to assist communities throughout the state with not only flood recovery but also energy development impacts in western North Dakota. Combined with the state’s regular funding allocation of $235 million, North Dakota will have a total of more than $550 million in federal funding to help meet the challenges of statewide flood recovery and energy development.

Included in the federal funding is at least $100 million for the Devils Lake Basin; more than $43 million for the Mouse River Basin; $63 million for the James River Basin; more than $10 million for the Sheyenne/James Basin; and $100 million for statewide infrastructure projects, for a total of $317 million.

The emergency funding comes on top of the state’s regular federal transportation funding allocation of about $235 million, for a record total of $550 million in federal road funding. It does not include disaster assistance funding through FEMA, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Housing and Urban Development or other sources of federal emergency dollars.

“Severe flooding, combined with the demands of a growing energy economy, has created a real need for this kind of infrastructure investment throughout our state,” Hoeven said.

Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, worked to get Emergency Relief Program funding for roads in North Dakota.