HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA -- PennDOT officials scrambled Wednesday, April 7th, to determine where to scrape up money for a slew of transportation projects after a plan to toll I-80 was rejected.
Spokesman Rich Kirkpatrick explained the Federal Highway Administration's rejection means the state will have to cut or find other means to pay for over $472-million in projects. Kirkpatrick said the department is still assessing the situation to determine which projects would be delayed or eliminated.
Governor Rendell bemoaned the rejection, estimating it would affect 100 bridge projects and 300 miles of road repairs.
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