The Richmond Times Dispatch reported the “The Virginia Department of Transportation www.vdot.com rates 83 percent of the state’s roads as being in fair or better condition, up from 81 percent last year, though the condition varies widely depending on the type of road. In the 2015 fiscal year, which ends next June 30, the state plans to spend $1.5 billion on highway maintenance and operations, including $667.8 million on road paving and bridge repairs.”
A real interesting fact is Virginia has the 3rd largest state maintained highway system in the country and we rate 83 percent of the highways fair or better, 60 percent of the secondary fair or better condition.
After back to back harsh winters in the Hampton Roads area and salt pounding the roadways making an excessive number of potholes around the area, it is refreshing to hear that our roads are being repaired quickly. In 2011, on I-264 this was a major concern for many commuters traveling out of Downtown Norfolk, with inadequate asphalt repairs. Potholes are also, a common cause for motorcycle accidents, as well.
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