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House Approves Boback Bridge Flood Relief Bill
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today approved legislation authored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) to authorize state bridge repair and replacement projects in areas impacted by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

“This legislation will enable flood-damaged communities to access the funding needed to complete state bridge repairs,” said Boback. “I represent one of the hardest hit areas, and have seen firsthand how many communities are still struggling with the impact of these storms. I am hopeful this legislation will be approved by the Senate and governor in the near future so we can help Pennsylvania’s storm-ravaged areas get back on their feet.”

House Bill 1915, known as the Flood Disaster Highway Bridge Project Itemization Act of 2012, specifies state bridges throughout Pennsylvania slated to receive matching funds for repairs provided by federal disaster-aid dollars.

Boback noted PennDOT identified the projects included in the legislation.

In total, House Bill 1915 authorizes nearly $50 million for capital bridge repair and replacement projects, which will require federal approval and Gov. Tom Corbett’s authorization before funding is released. Funding will come from the Motor License Fund and federal dollars.

“This legislation will allow Pennsylvania to take full advantage of federal disaster relief funds for our communities desperately in need of bridge repair assistance,” said Boback. “I am very pleased to be part of the solution for the Commonwealth’s storm-damaged areas.”

House Bill 1915 will now go before the Senate for its consideration.

More information about Boback and her legislative priorities is available at or

State Representative Karen Boback
117th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Nicole Wamsley

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