Southern Nevada to Get Bigger Share of Road Money

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A bigger share of state highway money is slated to go to Clark County in southern Nevada this year.

A report presented Monday to the state Board of Transportation shows $344 million, or 66 percent of money available in the 2014 fiscal year is slated for southern Nevada.

A big chunk will go to the Boulder City bypass, widening of U.S. 95 and Project Neon, which will widen Interstate 15 from Sahara Avenue to the Spaghetti Bowl.

Southern Nevada lawmakers have complained that Clark County generate the majority of the gasoline tax revenue but doesn't receive its fair share in return.

Last year Clark County received 52 percent of available money. Washoe County received 4.5 percent and the remaining 43.6 percent was spent in counties.

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