Funding sought for highway projects

Congress adjourning

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The federal highway administration has spent a lot of money for projects like the Paseo Del Norte I-25 interchange rebuild in Albuquerque, and it’s now strapped for cash.

Last week the Republican controlled House passed a $10.8 billion spending bill to keep the highway trust fund solvent thru May 2015.

The Senate has set up a vote next week on an $11 billion fix for the agency’s multi-billion dollar shortfall, but now it’s likely they will adopt the House’s measure to get the bill to the president more quickly.

If a lack of revenue into the federal highway trust fund is not addressed by Congress, funding for the state could be cut by $367 million starting in October. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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