Johnson County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer brought an application before the county commissioners Tuesday for approval to apply for two years of WyDOT's CMAQ funding for dust abatement in the county.
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program calls for dust abatement to be doine on roughly 130 miles of roads in Johnson County in each of the next two years, according to Pehringer.
Funding will be distributed as a total sum that will need to be spent half in 2013/14 and the other half in 2014/15.
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Pehringer said the county usually applies for $646,020 in funding, including the local match, and usually ends up with anywhere from $250,000 to $300,000 per year, so the expectation is to get that amount for two years, or a total of $500,000 to $600,000.
The commissioners approved Resolution No. 478, giving the chair permission to sign the CMAQ funding application.
Pehringer will be attending CMAQ Advisory Committee Meeting tentatively planned for May 2013 to find out how much funding the county will receive over the next two years.