An effort to secure at least $30 million for rural roads and infrastructure is still in the works this North Dakota Legislative Session. Senator Terry Wanzek says the funding is attached to the Office of Management and Budget bill. “The current Department of Transportation director is assuring us on $20 million of that we could match with federal dollars, possibly dollar-for-dollar, giving us for the first time ever a $40 million rural township infrastructure fund in the DOT for townships that need to upgrade or rebuild roads.” According to Wanzek, $10 million would go into the highway distribution aid fund and be provided based on miles to each township. There’s support in the State Senate for the funding. “Our leader is 100 percent in support and I think support is building momentum in the House.”
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