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Mike Thompson announces $2 million in road repair funds for earthquake damage

  • Caltrans employees fill the large crack where the road lifted on Sonoma Highway between Sonoma and Napa during a 6.0 earthquake that centered in American Canyon, Sunday, August 24, 2014. (Crista Jeremiason/The Press Democrat)

Rep. Mike Thompson announced Monday that $2 million in federal transportation funds will be directed to Caltrans and local agencies to use in rebuilding quake-damaged roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure in the Napa Valley.

Thompson, D-St. Helena, said the money, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, would help offset repair costs, now estimated by Caltrans to top $10 million.

Caltrans has identified bridges and roadways that were damaged in the magnitude 6.0 quake, including surface cracking on Highway 121 north of the Sonoma-Napa County line at Cuttings Wharf as well as “significant stress to joints on bridges including the Napa River Bridge.”

Aftermath Of Napa Earthquake


All bridges are safe and open to traffic, according to a statement issued by the Federal Highway Administration. The state is now trying to determine whether bridge joints should be repaired or replaced.

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