- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Ten more Kansas road projects are being postponed because of the state’s budget shortfall.

Kansas Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Swartz told The Wichita Eagle on Wednesday (https://j.mp/2gJULFP) that the department would be taking on more projects if “there wasn’t some uncertainty right now.”

The state had planned to put 18 projects with estimated construction costs of around $24.7 million out to bid for work next month. That number has now been trimmed to eight projects that will cost $7.25 million.

Last month, the department indefinitely postponed 24 road projects that would have cost $32 million.

The state faces a projected $348 million budget shortfall this year with a larger shortfall of $582.6 million on track for the next fiscal year.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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