WASHINGTON – Arkansas will get just over $1 million in federal assistance to help repair roads and bridges damaged during severe April storms.

WASHINGTON – Arkansas will get just over $1 million in federal assistance to help repair roads and bridges damaged during severe April storms.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the funding Monday as part of a $215 million relief package heading to 34 states.

“Communities suffering from disasters have been hard at work restoring vital transportation links so that people can resume daily activities as soon as possible,” LaHood said. “They did their part, and now it’s our turn to give the states the money they were promised to help pay for that work.”

Arkansas will get $1,048,534 of the more than $215 million being provided through the Federal Highway Administration’s emergency relief program. The money will reimburse Arkansas for the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways that were damaged by severe storms and flooding in April, according to a FWHA press release.