Feds order unspent Utah highway funds be used
Updated: 8/20/2012 2:51 pm | Published: 8/20/2012 2:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Obama Administration is ordering $3 million that went unspent on previous Utah road projects be freed for other construction around the state.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's announcement Friday is part of a nationwide call to spend $473 million in unused funds that were tied to specific infrastructure projects between 2003 and 2006.
LaHood says releasing the money will help Utahns get back to work.
States must confirm by Oct. 1 where the unspent money is going.
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