CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is set to get $3 million from the federal government to help repair roads damaged by superstorm Sandy.
State officials announced the emergency relief funds on Tuesday.
The money will pay for repairs to roads and streets damaged when the storm brought punishing winds and a strong storm surge to the state on Monday.
Damaged roads include ones in Narragansett, South Kingstown, Charlestown, Westerly and on Block Island.
State Department of Transportation Director Michael Lewis says that once the state secures construction contracts the repairs could begin within days or weeks.