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WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $10,251,613 in federal funding for Stafford County to improve the resiliency of Brooke Road. The funding was awarded through the Department of Transportation’s Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation Program (PROTECT) Grant Program, which was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law the senators passed. The funding will help prevent flooding, which has frequently made Brooke Road impassable for extended periods of time. Over the past two years, concerns about the roadway prompted Stafford County supervisors and the Virginia Department of Transportation to implement temporary measures on Brooke Road, including an emergency-use-only connector.

“Recurring flooding is a continued safety hazard and inconvenience for drivers on Brooke Road, sometimes even leaving residents stuck in their homes,” said the senators. “We’re glad this funding will prevent this flooding and help Stafford County residents safely get to where they need to go and avoid delays.”

The funding will be used to re-align a 0.45 mile portion of Brooke Road (SR 608) from Loblolly Lane to Maplewood Drive, a vital transportation route that serves the eastern part of the county and includes access to a commuter rail station.