State DOT commits $125.7M in federal funds to local road projects
The state Department of Transportation together with the four counties has committed $125.7 million in federal stimulus funds for highway improvement projects.
The money is being used for 23 road projects statewide, all of which are currently underway, the DOT said in a news release.
The projects were selected by the counties and state based on federal guidelines which included geographic distribution, projects in economically distressed areas and projects that were “shovel-ready.”
All states were required to have the federal stimulus funds fully committed by March 1.