Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said Tuesday, Sept. 19, that the U.S. Department of Transportation would provide ODOT an emergency relief grant to fund repairs or reconstruction of highways and roads that were damaged by more than a dozen Oregon wildfires that have burned hundreds of thousands of acres.
“As our state continues to battle devastating wildfires, these emergency resources will provide much-needed help to Oregonians counting on our roads and highways to get around,” Wyden said. “Much work must still be done to recover and rebuild from these destructive blazes and this grant is a good step forward on that path.”
Members of the state’s congressional delegation pressed the Trump administration to provide more money to fight Oregon’s wildfires, outlined in a funding request by Gov. Kate Brown.
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