Feds give money to repair New Mexico roads

Tom Udall, Raul Grijalba
U.S. Senator Tom Udall, right, walks with U.S. senator Raul Grijalba, left, after a press conference in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Udall, a New Mexico Democrat who led a four-member Democratic congressional delegation to Cuba, all supporters of lifting the embargo on Cuba, said there appears to be growing momentum to removing at least elements of it, such as the ban on travel. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

RIO ARRIBA (KRQE) – The federal government is giving the state more money to repair and rebuild roads damaged by storms last summer.

A rare tornado struck Rio Arriba County and record floods ripped apart roads in southeast counties.

The feds agreed to allocate more than $8.5 million to fix those roads. But now, the federal government is adding to that amount.

U.S. senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that about $63 million are being sent to Eddy County.

They say it’s imperative roads are improved there for oil field workers and WIPP.

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