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Notice Of Grant Award

Title: 2013 ER: NH13-1, June 26, 2013 Severe Flooding
DOT Agency Disbursing Funds: Federal Highway Administration
Project Name/Number: various sites in western New Hampshire
Award Recipient New Hampshire Department of Transportation
City/Country/State , NH
Place of Performance various sites in western New Hampshire
State Congressional District 2
Entitle Amount $ 0.00
Discretionary Amount $ 1,000,000.00
Total Grant Amount $ 1,000,000.00
DOT Regional Office/Telephone Number Jennifer Steinhoff, 202-366-0160

Description:
Title 23, U.S.C., Section 125, authorizes an Emergency Relief (ER) program within the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads on Federal lands that have suffered serious damage as a result of natural disasters or catastrophic failures from an external cause. These funds are awarded to a State after the President or the Governor issues a formal emergency declaration and the State files a request for ER for the cost of damages to its eligible highways. Eligible repair work includes emergency repairs needed to restore essential traffic, minimize the extent of damage, or protect the remaining facilities as well as permanent repairs necessary to restore the highway to its pre-disaster condition.


Damage from heavy rains and flooding beginning on June 26, 2013 affected roadways across the western half of New Hampshire. The flooding affected Grafton, Sullivan, and Cheshire Counties. Typical damages included slope failures, washed out roads, and washed out bridge approaches. The majority of damage occurred in Alstead with major road damage to Route 12A. Other damage sites include slope failure along approximately 100 feet of Route 120 in Lebanon. The intersection of Route 12 and Route 63 in Westmoreland had a culvert and bridge approaches washed out. Route 63 in Cheshire County had ditches washed out and slope failures in several locations.




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