Are Maine roads being fixed fast enough?

Posted July 26, 2010, at 2:18 p.m.

Transportation officials have said that more than $3 billion in road work is needed in

Maine. Though a lot of work is being done this summer, are Maine roads still generally in

bad shape? What are the implications of having bad roads? Do road construction projects

boost the economy, or do they provide short-term employment with most of the money

going to high-cost products like asphalt? Should Maine focus first on getting all its state

numbered highways in good shape, or are secondary roads equally important?