Rep. Mike Thompson Announces $2 Million In Emergency Road And Bridge Repair Funds

By Mario Sevilla

Mon Aug 25th, 2014 8:16pm America/Los_Angeles

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NAPA (KRON) — Caltrans will receive $2 million in emergency relief funds to repair infrastructure damage from Sunday’s earthquake, Rep. Mike Thompson said.

Caltrans has identified damage to bridges and roads with preliminary cost estimates of $10 million, said Thompson, the state’s Fifth District Congressman.

All bridges are safe and open to traffic, and the state’s primary focus is determining whether bridge joints should be repaired or replaced, Thompson said.

“This earthquake severely damaged a lot of our infrastructure and these funds will go a long way towards helping our community recover,” Thompson said.

The quake caused surface cracking on state Highway 121 north of the Sonoma-Napa county line at Cuttings Wharf, and significant stress to joints on bridges, including the Napa River Bridge on state Highway 29, Thompson said.

Local agencies also will benefit from the funds for infrastructure repair, Thompson said. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.

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