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Crumbling Interstate Built With Inadequate Standards

The D.O.T. says a crumbling interstate was built with inadequate construction standards.

I-795 in Wayne County began falling apart less than two years after it was completed in 2005.

In a report the DOT says marginal asphalt thickness and the use of an "extremely dry" pavement mix brought about the problems. The DOT says while the road was built to existing standards, changes need to be made to make sure problems like this don't' happen again.

While temporary repairs were made last fall, the DOT says an 18 mile stretch of highway should get a face lift at a cost of $13 million. The DOT is now looking for money to make those repairs.


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