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March 6, 2021
Ala. May Cut Highway Construction Projects
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A decline in federal gas tax revenue may reduce the number of highway construction projects in Alabama.

Alabama Transportation Director Joe McInnes says his department will likely reduce project lettings beginning in November unless Congress approves $8 billion in additional funding for the states.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters announced Friday that the decline in gas tax revenue will cause states to receive less federal highway funding than originally anticipated unless Congress acts. Congress is considering legislation that would provide $8 billion to the National Highway Trust Fund.

McInnes said Tuesday a cutback in federal funds had been expected, but not this soon.

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