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?