How a highway falls apart

When a 50-year-old highway such as the Capital Beltway begins to show its age, the problems are more than pavement-deep. A February report found that traveling on bad roads costs the average D.C. area driver about $2,200 a year in wasted fuel and vehicle wear and tear. Read related article.

How a highway falls apart
Sources: Missouri Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, “Rough Roads Ahead,” by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Michigan Department of Transportation; TRIP. Bonnie Berkowitz and James Smallwood - The Washington Post. Published on March 30, 2013, 6:16 p.m.
 
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