A new study of Maine's roads has prompted a state transportation organization to renew its call for the state to invest $1.5 billion in infrastructure improvements over the next decade.
The Maine Better Transportation Association says that the study from The Road Information Program, based in Washington, D.C., demonstrates the personal and business costs of poor road conditions.
Among the TRIP report findings highlighted by the Maine organization are:
In a TRIP press release, Poland Spring fleet manager Tom Hathaway, says the water company sends an average of seven tankers a week for stress crack repairs he attributed in part to road quality.
The study cites MDOT figures that call for $150 million annually in road investments over the next 10 years to improve road and bridge conditions.