ROLE OF THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION IN RESTORING HIGHWAYS DAMAGED BY DISASTERS

Even before the disaster of Hurricane Agnes in 1972, the Federal Highway Adminsitration had been involved in the cleanup of hundreds of disasters in the conterminous United States, Alaska, and the Virgin Islands caused by rainstorns, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Agnes almost proved to be overpowering to the Federal Highway Administration and to other state and federal agencies. The ways in which the Federal Highway Administration went about assisting the heavily damaged areas of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia are described. Its involvement in the repair or reconstruction of damaged federal-aid roads and bridges is discussed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 37-39
  • Monograph Title: Highways and the catastrophic floods of 1972
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022657
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM