NBC estimates that just 33% of potholes are getting proper attention.
The cost of the asphalt has gone up 70% over the last five years, and diesel fuel (which powers paving equipment) is up 63% this year alone. Then you can add revenue lost of gas taxes (which fun road work) due to decreased driving, and tax dollars lost by local governments due to declines in employment, etc.
Could be a great time to be a tire dealer…and one who can get wheels.
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