The Missouri Department of Transportation is facing a simple problem: not enough money for the amount of roads it has to maintain. State Transportation Highway Commissioner Duane Miche suggests the state cut down on the amount of roads it must maintain by giving roads back to communities, especially the ones in the middle of cities, which are the most expensive for MODOT to maintain. Miche says the defeat of the transportation issue in August has left the commission scrambling to decide how best to spend its limited transportation dollars. He denies it’s an attempt by the commission to get back at voters who soundly defeated the transportation measure.
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