Federal DOT Dollars Coming to UP Counties Impacted by 2018 Flooding
09/09/2019- More than a year later, three UP counties are still trying to recover from the extreme rainfall and flooding seen on Father’s Day of 2018. Now, an $8.8-million grant from the US Department of Transportation will aid in that effort. The money will go to Gogebic, Houghton, and Menominee Counties, where the June 2018 storm dropped between 7 and 10 inches of rain in just a few hours, causing extreme runoff that washed out several roadways. Grant funds will support the repair of eligible highways and bridges damaged in the storm, which includes work to minimize the extent of the damage or protect the remaining facilities, as well as permanent repairs necessary to restore the roadway to its pre-disaster condition.