As winter comes to a close and the snow and ice melt from our streets, the dreaded potholes have begun to rear their ugly heads. As every Commonwealth driver's worst nightmare, it seems like you can find potholes on just about any patch of pavement these days - and after this winter, it only looks to get worse.
So just how bad are our roads? The Boston Globe’s Evan Horowitz recently penned a piece that sheds some light on the current conditions, usage, and budget for our roadways. Here are some of his more eye-opening points:
So it appears our roads might not be as bad as we think. And while $2.5 billion dollars per year might sound like a lot, imagine what another $1 billion could do?
After such a long, cold winter, we can look forward to some unusually poor road conditions this spring. While Massachusetts’ road and bridge maintenance budget may cover some of these repairs, we wouldn’t take any chances – avoid those potholes at all costs!
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