Theodore Roosevelt National Park gets millions for roadsThe National Park Service will receive about $3.1 million to improve roads in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, according to a press release issued Friday.
The National Park Service will receive about $3.1 million to improve roads in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, according to a press release issued Friday.
The Department of Transportation also awarded $6.85 million in Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for road improvement on Spirit Lake Reservation.
“Last year’s flooding posed tremendous challenges to North Dakota’s infrastructure and damaged roadways that our residents rely on for daily travel and recreation,” sens. John Hoeven and Kent Conrad, and Rep. Rick Berg announced in the joint statement. These funds make it possible to repair and maintain these roads and increase travel safety and the quality of life for all who depend on them.”
The funds are in addition to more than $316 million North Dakota will receive, a record for the state, and nearly 25 percent of all federal emergency relief funding to be distributed nationwide, according to the release. The Emergency Relief Program funds repairs for federal-aid highways such as the Interstate system.