Agency floats $8.4B funding plan for Arkansas roads; proposal adds 6.5% fuel excise tax


Adding a 6.5 percent excise tax on the wholesale price of fuel and extending a 0.5 percent state sales tax for another 10 years would help raise nearly $8.4 billion over that period for highway and bridge maintenance as well as some capital projects across the state, the top official at the Arkansas Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

A chart showing where the highway money would go.

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