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Damaged roads update

Road update

EASTERN IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Most remember last winter's severe weather that caused the spring floods. There was flooding throughout Southeast Idaho.

Jefferson county roads are all drivable now but there is still some resurfacing to be done. They are waiting on federal money to finish those projects.

"We are expecting about $350,000 from state and federal government to help us with these repairs. Unfortunately, there have been so many major disasters across the united states this year, that that money has been delayed," Rebecca Squires, Jefferson County Public Information and Emergency Management.

Over in Blackfoot, they originally started with FEMA but were denied for the streets project but approved for three others. Five out of six roads have been fixed with state funds.

"The money for the streets came from the state of Idaho who had set aside 50 million dollars to fix streets because of the severe winter," says Holly Powell, City Treasurer, and Grant Administrator.

The city of Blackfoot expects the project on Doud road to start in the spring.

Jefferson County does not have a set anticipation date on when the FEMA funds will be available but they say the roads are 75% finished.


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