Cuts Will Hurt Highways

Cheyenne, Wy –
The Wyoming department of transportation can expect to receive about 30 million dollars less in federal funding than congress originally appropriated. And WYDOT budget head Kevin Hibbard says that lower revenues will not be the department's only challenge when it comes to maintaining the state's highways. He says higher costs will hamstring several planned projects.
Congress reduced wyoming's highway appropriations three times during the past fiscal year in part because of revised spending estimates from the department of defense.