US sends Vt., NH and Maine money for road repairs

Posted Nov. 28, 2011, at 5:58 p.m.

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The U.S. Department of Transportation is sending Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine millions of dollars to help repair roads damaged in storms earlier this year.

Vermont is going to receive more than $15.3 million to help repair damage from spring flooding and Tropical Storm Irene in August.

It’s a portion of the money Vermont will need to pay for work to its roads and bridges. Some estimates say the repairs could cost a total of $250 million.

On Monday the U.S. Transportation Department announced it was releasing $215 million for road repairs in 37 states and territories.

New Hampshire is going to receive $132,000 to help fix roads damaged by Irene while Maine will receive almost $755,400 for flooding in July and during Irene.

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