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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

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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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