All told, MoDOT will get more than $200 of funding for additional projects
(KTRS) – The Missouri Department of Transportation may be able to repair or replace more than three dozen bridges thanks to an unexpected budget windfall.
The Post-Dispatch reports that MoDOT was preparing for the loss of around $167 million in federal funds. Instead, the state collected more tax and licensing revenue than expected, enabling the state to qualify for matching federal dollars. All told, MoDOT will get more than $200 million of funding for additional projects.
Department officials tell the paper the funds will first go toward maintenance of 8,000 miles of primary routes. MoDOT then plans to use funds to repair or replace around 40 bridges–641 bridges are in critical condition in Missouri.