A lot of States have let their roads deteriorate over the last 10 to 20 years. We keep electing people who promise to lower our taxes and generally they do just that, usually promising that it can be done by simply reducing "bloated" government programs. Unfortunately, some of those programs weren't all that bloated and get slashed in the inevitable general budget shortfalls.
Highways are especially problematic as the Federal Government will pay most of the freight but does require the States to pony up some portion of a given projects budget.
Basically, we get what we pay for, especially in terms of infrastructure.
Thank goodness for torsion axles!
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