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Study calls for $7 billion in road repairs over next 20 years

Committee members of North Dakota Legislature’s Budget Section heard study results last week that reported $7 billion will be needed to maintain the state’s county and township roads over the next 20 years. A survey was conducted by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute also reported that $834 was needed for just the next two years, with two-thirds of that amount needed in the western oil patch. Committee members will be writing the state’s next two-year budget when Legislature convenes in January 2013.

Read the story in the Bismarck Tribune.

 Find more info on the study at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute website.

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