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Federal highway aid uncertain as legislators begin their study

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PIERRE -- The federal government's highway trust fund will run out of highway money this summer, putting road and bridge projects into financial uncertainty, South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist said Thursday.

He told members of the state Transportation Commission that the fund could be empty as early as July unless Congress provides an injection of general funds.

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Bob Mercer
Bob Mercer reports from the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre for The Daily Republic and other newspapers around the state.
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