Iowa receives $37M for repairs to flooded roads

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Iowa over $37 million to cover the costs of repairing roads damaged by summer flooding along the Missouri River.

Senator Tom Harkin announce the grant from the Federal Highway Administration on Friday. The Iowa Democrat says the money will reimburse funding the state has already spent on road repairs in western Iowa.

At the height of the flooding, nearly 80 miles of the state’s highway system was closed.