Utah Department of Transportation has announced plans to raise the
state’s fuel tax to help pay for long-range upgrades of roads statewide,
according to local media.
agency wants to increase fuel taxes a nickel in 2005 – and every
six years thereafter. The funds would pay for $3.6 billion in road
projects over the next three decades.
plan proposes about 500 statewide projects, including $36 million
for reconstruction of I-15 in Utah County, Salt Lake City’s KSL
TV reported. Other projects include adding passing lanes along
U.S. 6, replacing aging parts of I-80 and fixing road surfaces.
proposal, dubbed “Transportation 2030,” is subject to the Legislature’s
approval when the body meets in January.