Beshear Calls For No-Frills Road Construction

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear is calling for an end to wasteful spending on road projects.
The governor said Monday that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has adopted a no-frills approach to building roads and bridges in the state. That means some roads that may have been scheduled to be widened to four lanes could be limited to two lanes.
Beshear said Kentuckians deserve to know their tax dollars are
being spent prudently. He said "we must choose wisely when deciding where and how to invest our limited transportation dollars."
The governor said highway construction costs are escalating while tax revenues remain stagnant. He said that is why it is important to approach road construction on a practical basis.

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