Butte County dips into PG&E settlement to cover $24.3 million road repairs after fires

  • Source: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding
  • Published: 01/13/2022 12:00 AM

Recent fires have left Butte County with a hefty road recovery bill worth millions of dollars. The question: how will it be paid? The numbers were presented by Joshua Pack, director of the Butte County Public Works Department, to county supervisors on Tuesday. Pack's presentation listed disasters like the 2018 Camp Fire and 2020 North Complex Fire, along with storm-related weather events, as leaving roads in less-than-pristine shape, totaling over $155 million in damages. The department is looking to address $24.3 million of this in 2022. "The FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) and CalTrans have obligated projects for construction, just on the federal side they haven’t allocated the funding," says Pack, addressing the board Tuesday. "That funding will come."


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