New Orleans to get $68M for street work
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans officials say they are getting $68 million in new funding for street repairs to fix damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.
The new funding comes on the heels of other large sums for street repairs in the Lower 9th Ward and other hard-hit neighborhoods. The new funding will be spent on streets in 10 other neighborhoods throughout the city.
Joe Threat, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's head of the Louisiana Recovery Office, said Friday that street repairs are a massive undertaking.
City officials say the city's streets were damaged by the floodwaters and then by the wear and tear of construction trucks brought in for the rebuilding.