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$1.1B in fast-track funding disbursed to ND communities

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.

In related news, ND House budget writers rework $1.1B surge funding bill.

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4 comments

  1. This could employ a lot of those laid off in the ND oil field

  2. I hope watford city gets a rec center and a walmart! Lol

  3. Thank god maybe they will buy some sand to put on the roads so people quit dying ..