$10M grant to help roads affected by 2018 Father's Day Flood

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HOUGHTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - Roads affected by the 2018 Father's Day Flood will soon receive the latest installment in Emergency Relief Funds.

On Tuesday, Representative Jack Bergman announced a $10 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to help with these efforts.

The grant will specifically help repair the reconstruction of federal-aid highways and roads that have suffered serious damage like the Father's Day flooding.

"We've been getting installments of money from the federal government about every six months since the flood, so this is the latest installment, and that brings the total from this program to about $40 million, which is more than we initially estimated. The damage was initially estimated to be around $30 million, and it's now up to $40 million,” said MDOT Communications Representative, Dan Weingarten.

Weingarten says he and others are relieved the money is coming to fix this much needed project.

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