Over a billion dollars have been invested in North Dakota roads this biennium.
What will the next legislative session bring?
Oil tax revenue funded a number of water improvement and road construction projects through the Water Resource Trust Fund.
The 'surge bill' as it was called in 2015 repaired roads in the state from west to east.
State Senator Randy Burckhard says there will be prioritizing of future infrastructure projects, but there are still funds for improvements.
(Sen. Randy Burckhard, (R) District 5, Minot) "No, I don't think infrastructure projects are over, I think some of the infrastructure projects will be stepped back big time, and again I use higher education as an example."
(Rep. Scott Louser, (R) District 5, Minot) "We've done a lot of infrastructure spending already and I think we're going to be prepared when this revenue picture changes and oil activity picks up in the next couple years. We're getting indications, it's probably going to be, this is tough to predict, but it's probably going to be 2018 before we see substantial changes in our budget picture, in oil production and drilling and fracking, that's something that is being watched closely but it's probably two years away."
Louser says the ecomonic uptick should flow to central North Dakota six months after the 2018 prediction.
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