Missouri Transportation officials are working to figure out how to fund projects after the sales tax increase failed.
Voters rejected a three-quarter cent sales tax increase.
The money would have been used to pay for at least 800 road projects statewide including widening I-70 to three lanes between Kansas City and St. Louis.
Those projects will now be shelved.
“By 2017, we’re projected to be over $150 million less than what it takes to take care of the system, so it’s going to be a challenge,” Brian Kidwell, the assistant direct engineer with MoDOT said.
The sales tax would have raised $540 million per year for 10 years.