The Road to Reimbursement for Counties Impacted by the Flood

LINCOLN — Nebraska is still recovering from its encounter with significant weather – floods, blizzards and a bomb cyclone – that impacted much of the state’s transportation system.  Melting snow, coupled with rain related flooding, resulted in exponential damage to our roads and bridges.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), with support from the Federal Highway Administration, determined that 43 counties suffered damage to federal-aid routes.  The NDOT is now working with Local Agencies to reimburse entities for work on 179 local government sites with estimated damages of $47 million.

Immediately following the March 2019 flooding, Nebraska Local Agencies began working on repairing damage to the state’s transportation network.  Now that the majority of the repairs have been completed, NDOT can begin the process of reimbursing the 43 impacted counties.

As of now, no reimbursements have been made.  In order for reimbursement to occur, the following must be done:

The NDOT along with their local government partners will need to complete all the outlined steps in the graphic above.  NDOT will assist local entities with the majority of required documentation and help walk through a step by step process. Most importantly, counties will need to submit their invoices (time, equipment, materials and contracts) for work done to complete the process.

Invoices can be submitted to:

Jodi Gibson
Local Assistance Division Manager
1400 Highway 2
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502

Jodi.Gibson@Nebraska.gov

 

Invoices can be submitted at any time but NDOT urges quick submittal.  To see where your county is in the reimbursement process for each impacted site, click here.

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