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Highway Maintenance Funding

Position:  NCCBI supports increased funding for roadway and bridge maintenance to help preserve and protect our transportation system in North Carolina- The current level of funding is inadequate to meet the needs of our 77,000 mile state-maintained system

Explanation: The 1998 Performance Audit of the Department of Transportation found that annual roadway maintenance funding allocations have not kept pace with the growth in maintenance responsibilities and that annual pavement resurfacing funding represents a "shortfall of approximately $95 million." The audit also found that current funding for bridge maintenance has not been adequate to address the bridge maintenance backlog.

Deteriorating roadway and bridge conditions are a serious safety issue that must be addressed, We cannot afford to ignore these needs. Delayed repairs and maintenance result in increased deterioration. This in turn results in greater cost to the taxpayer; both in dollars spent and travel delays.

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