About 20 road construction projects across Missouri are on hold after state spending was cut last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The construction of an additional lane on Interstate 70 in O’Fallon and a new roadway in St. Charles could be affected. In addition, $1 million for airport improvements in Warrensburg and $500,000 to study an interstate bypass around Hannibal have been withheld.
Gov. Mike Parson announced in December that 20 transportation projects would receive $50 million through a transportation cost-share program.
However, the state transportation department put the projects on hold until July 1 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In the meantime, lawmakers decreased that $50 million budget to $25 million. Parson cut another $6.4 million last week when he announced more than $200 million in cuts to state programs.