ATLANTIC COUNTY WORKING TO FIX DAMAGES FROM HURRICANE IRENE

Atlantic County officials say they sustained more than $2 million in damages to ts transportation infrastructure from Hurricane Irene. Atlantic County is actively working to bid contracts and secure funding to complete repairs on roadways and replace failed bridges.

“We understand the frustration of our residents and businesses whose lives and activities continue to feel the impact of the hurricane. At this time we are working with the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to acquire funding for the repair of multiple bridges and roadways throughout the county,” said County Executive Dennis Levinson.

A number of county bridges and roads have been identified as places of concerns. Underwater inspections of 12 bridges are being conducted to help determine the extent of damages and prioritize repairs.

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