The state Transportation Department is to receive about $600 million from the federal government this year, he said.
About $100 million is earmarked for county and city road and bridge projects while the rest is dedicated for state projects.
The Transportation Department will receive about $540 million of state money this year.
A stalemate continues in Washington, with the president wanting to extend all expiring tax cuts except those that apply to incomes over $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples.
Most Republican congressional leaders argue that would harm the economy and instead are pushing for specific cuts.