09 July 2009

Road and Bridges in W.Va.

A report released this week and reviewed by The Associated Press concludes that "West Virginia will need to find nearly $5 billion over the next 10 years to maintain roads and bridges that are already 'among the deadliest in the nation.'"

AP's Tom Breen offers the highlights of the latest study from TRIP, a transportation research group.

"The report found that 8 percent of the state's roads are in poor condition, and another 29 percent are in mediocre condition," Breen writes. "On top of that, 15 percent of bridges 20 feet or longer are classed as 'structurally deficient' and another 22 percent are 'functionally obsolete.'"

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