River Road bridge

February floodwaters swept away River Road’s bridge over Deep Creek northwest of Buhl.

COURTESY OF ENOCH AND HYRUM OLSEN

BOISE — The Buhl and Raft River highway districts will be getting a combined $3.3 million to help fix roads that were damaged by this winter's flooding.

On Tuesday the Idaho Office of Emergency Management announced the 19 cities, highway districts and counties that will be getting $14.9 million from the state to help fix their roads. This is the first of three rounds giving away $50 million total in infrastructure repair funds the Legislature approved this year. Most of the Magic Valley is covered by a federal disaster declaration stemming from the floods.

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The Raft River Highway District will get $2.6 million to replace the Tilfer Road Bridge and to repair the asphalt on Pierce Lane. And the Buhl Highway District will get $684,500 to repair the River Road Bridge over Deep Creek, which was washed out by flooding in February, and to repair the Balanced Rock grade crossing.

The deadline to apply for the second round is Thursday and for the third round, July 1. The Emergency Management office said it has already gotten many applications for the second round. The state got 180 applications for the first round.

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