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Schatz: $3 Million In Emergency Relief Funding Heading To Maui For Road, Highway Repairs After Fires

Additional DOT Emergency Funding Expected In Coming Weeks As Cleanup Effort Continues

HONOLULU – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration approved a Quick Release request for $3 million in Emergency Relief for Federal-Aid Highways (ERFA) funding to the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation for repairs following the Maui fires.

“Restoring our roads and highways is a critical step in the cleanup and recovery process on Maui, and I thank DOT for moving quickly to approve this preliminary request to provide the necessary resources for that effort,” said Senator Schatz.

The ERFA Quick Release funding will go toward the repair and reconstruction of Federal-Aid roads and highways that were severely damaged by the Maui fires. Preliminarily, impacts to federal transportation systems and eligible costs are estimated to total $65 million; additional funds needed will be supported by the Emergency Relief program through nationwide funding allocations.