Private groups may take over highway maintenance

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- State officials are hoping private groups can take over maintenance of some highways because Colorado does not have the money.

Transportation director Don Hunt oversees more than 9,000 miles of roadway that need billions of dollars in repairs.

Potential projects include Interstate-25 from Denver to Fort Collins and the I-70 mountain corridor.

According to the Denver Post, the department currently operates with a $1.2 billion budget with about $800 million designated for everyday maintenance of roads and some of their work can be contracted out.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2013 at 11:25 AM
    With this idiotic budget amount it looks as if the Democrats in charge are incapable of managing this State as a business. We already pay for the bridges and roads with the outlandish fees for tagging our Vehicles. Maybe they need to allow the Counties to keep these fees and use them locally. I would like to see an audit of where all these fees and taxes are being spent.
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