BISMARCK, N.D. — State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt says $1.1 billion in fast-track funding for highways and communities affected by North Dakota’s exploding growth is being distributed.
Schmidt says the funding started going out Friday.
The fast-track legislation includes $450 million in funding for state highway projects. It includes $240 million for the 10 biggest oil-producing counties, $112 million for non-oil-producing counties, $100 million for cities in oil-producing counties, and $198 million for other cities outside the oil patch.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed the bill last month at a ceremony at the state Capitol.
Dalrymple called the bill “a great legislative accomplishment” that had strong bipartisan support.
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