Missouri's Transportation Commission has voted to provide full repair for only 8,000 of the state;'s 34,000 miles of roads.
Wrap: The chair of the House Transportation committee Glen Kolkmeyer called the Transportation Commission's new approach devestating.
The plan will drop MoDot's 2017 budget to 325 million dollars giving the state enough money to maintain only eight thousand of its 34 thousand mile system.
Kolkmeyer agreed the department had to do something to deal with the drop in funding.
But he says he's worried that not maintaining secondary roads will hurt business in Missouri.
|Description: "Missouri is a crossroads of the U.S. and I would hate to see a distribution center not come to Missouri because we're not going to maintain the backroads, if you will, or the secondary roads.|
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.