FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has proposed spending $6 billion on roads and bridges over the next six years.
Bevin submitted his road plan to the state legislature on Wednesday, one day after he unveiled his two-year spending plan for the state's general fund.
The road fund is mostly made up of gas tax revenues. The gas tax is tied to the wholesale price of fuel, meaning the recent drop in gas prices has meant less money for the state. Transportation officials say lawmakers will have about $1 billion less to spend on road projects over the next six years.
Bevin's plan proposes spending 15 percent of the money on repairing the state's 14,000 bridges. He also wants to widen Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County and establish an I-565 spur route between Bowling Green and Owensboro.