The Office of Financial Management (OFM) accepted the predesign report making the project eligible for funding if it is made available by the legislature. It is hoped that the project will receive funding to commence with design in coming years, but there is no funding currently available.
If the proposal is included in the capital budget request, the next steps are to apply for legislative funding for design and permitting, followed by funding for construction. These steps may be accomplished in phases. The entire funding process, from concept to construction, would occur over several state budget cycles.