Facing financial constraints as a result of to state and federal budget cuts, one Michigan town is considering converting their deteriorating paved roads to gravel.
Drivers in Finland are still dealing with the fallout from a harsh spring thaw, which inflicted major damage on its extensive network of unpaved roads.
In the American Southwest, a lengthy struggle to adequately maintain unpaved roads has led one community to ask federal officials for much-needed support. At just over 17 million acres, the Navajo Nation Reservation is the largest in the United States. While its landscapes offer incomparable views, its transportation infrastructure leaves something to be desired.
Roads are everywhere — but how much do they cost to maintain? When people think of the country’s roadway infrastructure, they usually think of the construction of shiny new thoroughfares like roads, bridges, and highways funded by government dollars and built on the promise of major economic benefits to local areas.