Repair Roads and Bridges Damaged by Hurricane Katrina

Alabama is getting $17.6 million to cover Hurricane Katrina damages to roads and bridges.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said the list of repair projects includes Mobile's Cochrane-Africatown bridge.

Mineta said the bridge's cable system and concrete structure were damaged.

Other projects include new ramps connecting US 90 and Interstate 10, replacing or repairing damaged traffic signals and highway message signs.

The federal funding is part of an emergency highway aid package for Gulf Coast states requested by President Bush and approved by Congress in 2005.


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