Should the state and local communities develop a system to ensure consistent pavement quality for local roads?

BAD ROADS: Local communities are responsible for keeping track of their own road-repair projects. An effort in the late 1980s to ensure consistent pavement quality for local roads failed once state funding ran out. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
BAD ROADS: Local communities are responsible for keeping track of their own road-repair projects. An effort in the late 1980s to ensure consistent pavement quality for local roads failed once state funding ran out. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Rhode Island's roads and bridges are annually recognized as being among the nation's worst. The good news is that the state and many local communities are finally taking responsibility for significantly improving conditions on the worst roadways. The state, along with Providence, Warwick, Cranston and Pawtucket all have active road-improvement projects. And more is planned…

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