County looks to reappropriate $8.4M in unspent fuel tax funds

West Hawaii Today file photo Vincent Souza from Grace Pacific, left, guides a truck while county inspector Joon So watches the paving process Dec. 9, 2015, on Kaiminani Drive in North Kona.

As more money pumps into county road projects, thanks in part to a 161% increase in the fuel tax rate since 2017, the county is having trouble spending it fast enough.