NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The U.S. Transportation Department will be giving more than $100 million to help with highway repairs.

More than $871 million was awarded to 39 different states. Tennessee will receive $110 million.

The funding will mostly be used on rebuilding projects from severe storms earlier this year.

Puerto Rico also received more than $200 million to recover from 2018 hurricanes.

For the Midstate, the bulk of the money will go towards repairing Interstate 24 from a landslide.

Earlier this year a section of the interstate was closed for more than a week to pick up debris.

The same storm system also caused multiple landslides in East Tennessee.

Most of the money - $108 million – will be used toward flooding and landslide projects across the state. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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