TRB Report Looks at Deteriorating Interstate Highways

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Interstate highways get a much higher load of traffic, particularly in the eCommerce era vs. when they were built, causing expensive wear and tear. One solution: end the ban on interstate tolls? Here are a few facts anyone with an interest in better pavement, fewer potholes, and interstate highway travel should note: • Over the last three-and-a-half decades (from 1980-2015), vehicle miles traveled on interstate highways grew by 160 percent. On all other public roads the growth was 90 percent. • Interstate highways carry 25 percent of all vehicle miles…read more