Cleared roads during winter cost state $68 million - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Cleared roads during winter cost state $68 million

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Notice a lot of potholes that aren't getting fixed? The state says all the money it spent battling snow and ice over the winter, means there's less money to improve roads.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it cost the state $68 million to keep roads cleared. That's about 1.5 times the cost of a typical Kentucky winter.

Over the winter, crews spread more than 438,000 tons of salt.

Officials say there are fewer funds to do some spring maintenance work on state roadways, due to the high cost.

Because of the funding issues, crews say if a need is not critical, it may have to be placed on hold.

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