DOT spent $50 million on Yakima County road projects a couple years ago. That included the roundabouts in Union Gap. $15 million was spent last year and half as much is expected this year.
DOT's regional administrator believes it's not a good practice to rely on the gas tax as a way of funding transportation projects.
"The legislature's going to have to come out with a different way that can keep us up with inflation so we can maintain these roadways at a level that the people expect," said WSDOT Regional Administrator Don Whitehouse.
Priority projects include widening I-82 to between North First Street and Yakima Avenue. As well as adding lanes on State Route 24 between University Parkway and Moxee.