Ohio counties to get federal resources to repair roads and bridges due to flooding

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - Several local counties are among 44 Ohio counties that will be eligible to receive new federal resources to help repair roads and bridges following serious severe rainfall from March to May of 2011.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says the Ohio Department of Transportation has been awarded FY 2011 Federal Highway Administration resources to improve federal infrastructure following the severe storm-induced damages across Ohio.

"Ohio residents and businesses hit hard by storm-related damage will have additional support to rebuild – and recover from – damaged local roads and bridges," Brown said. "Ohioans rely on a sound transportation infrastructure to move goods and services and travel to their destinations. These new resources will help local communities make the repairs needed to keep moving Ohioans and Ohio-made goods along safe federal highways."

ODOT will receive $89,751,296 to make the major repairs needed to restore various project sites to their pre-storm and landside conditions throughout Ohio. A formal emergency declaration was made following heavy rainfall and serious landslides during March 2011.

Adams, Brown, Clermont, Hamilton and Highland counties are among the counties receiving funding.