CDOT to Legislature, "Show Me the Money"

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

The Colorado Department of Transportation tells 11 News its struggling to keep up with road repairs.

CDOT's executive director was at the Two Rivers Convention Center Wednesday talking to the Downtown Grand Junction Rotary Club.

Russell George told 11 News the agency has lost $300 to $400 million worth of revenue in just the last four months because of the ailing economy.

CDOT says the increasing demand on roads is not helping but the agency always make repairs if it's a public safety issue.

"We're not going to leave roads unsafe but we may leave roads unsurfaced," said George.

CDOT is counting on the legislature to raise more money. It says it needs $500 million to maintain roads this year.

A new bill that will hike car registration fees is supposed to put half of that in the coffers.

CDOT is still looking for ways to get the rest of the cash.


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