The main route of transportation for Missouri is in need of major repairs, but funding could create some problems. The Missouri highway and transportation commission leaders met on Wednesday to discuss what needs to be done to Interstate 70 to make it safer for drivers. The first priority is adding an additional lane in order to create more room for travel, however coming up with the funds for these repairs will be difficult. The funding for road work comes from gas fuel tax, and that hasn’t increased since 1992. Federal funding has also been cut meaning Missouri roads are now getting 71 million dollars less per year. Adding another lane to I-70 would cost close to two billion dollars, and could take about a decade to complete. Leaders are now looking for other ways to get funding for the project.