Sheffield is to get £6.3m to pay for repairs to roads and bridges damaged by the summer floods.
Much of Sheffield was badly affected by the summer floods
Transport minister Rosie Winterton announced the windfall as she opened the final stretch of the city's £65m inner relief road on Thursday.
Two people were killed and roads and properties were damaged as massive floods raged through Sheffield in June.
Ms Winterton said she was shocked by the "terrible damage" caused and more money would be available if needed.
She said: "This flood repair money should allow work to continue on the damaged roads and I want to assure local people that we are continuing to work with the council to identify further costs and we will seriously consider any further claims for funding.
"Work on the inner relief road was held up by those floods and I'm glad to be here to officially open it today.
"Not only will this new road ease congestion, but by removing traffic from the city centre it will make Sheffield a better place to live, work and do business."
Ms Winterton said the new road would also unlock regeneration sites around the city centre, which she hoped would bring new investment.
Construction on the first phase of the inner relief road project began in June 1995. Work on the latest phase began in 2004 and opened to cars on Monday.