Federal Money For Ohio Roads In For Bumpy Ride

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio motorists may be in for a bumpier ride due to the dwindling of some state money that assists with local road projects.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says its Toll Revenue Fund once held 800 million dollars, but it's now down to 300 million, and all of that money is spoken for. It's going toward work approved through 2006. Local officials from around the state say as the money dries up, some projects won't get done.

The fund has been generated by federal government credit paying the state for improvements to the Ohio Turnpike. But the end of the road's in sight for that credit because the reconstruction along the turnpike is nearly finished.