MO's approved highway construction program lacks funding

By Heartland News

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - A funding shortfall is putting the brakes on Missouri's highway construction program.

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission says its budget will be about one third the size of last year's funding.

Missouri officials say the move will save the state about $200 million.

MoDot says uncertain federal funding and the end of amendment three money, means less road and bridge construction in the Show-Me State.

"It's like we have fallen off of a cliff, " MoDot interim Director Kevin Keith said, "We've known this grim situation was coming."

MoDot has enacted a five-year plan that includes keeping major highways in good condition, while maintaining state roads and bridges.

Maps showing all Missouri highway and bridge projects can be found at www.modot.org.

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