Today, Governor Malloy announced his plan to spend an additional $12 million on primary roads.
You might have already noticed a bumpier ride as of late. Potholes are a common site in Connecticut after a rough winter of constant snow and ice.
Already, Connecticut has set aside $57 million dollars in the budget. And, today the Governor announced he will ask the State Bond Commission to allocate $11.9 million.
Together, the money will fix 264 miles of roads. That compares to the 200 - 250 miles normally repaired each year.
There is an alternative proposal to pay for the repairs. The Obama administration has been looking into using toll money as a source of revenue. But, the law still remains that toll money only be used to add a lane and other similiar uses.
The Bond Commission, chaired by Governor Malloy, is expected to approve the funding at its next meeting at on Friday, May 30th.