NC To Spend $626,000 To Fix Crumbling Interstate

Transportation Department officials plan to spend $626,000 on a temporary repair for crumbling pavement on Interstate 795 between Wilson and Goldsboro.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the asphalt began cracking under light traffic just months after the road opened in 2006.

Highway officials have not said what is causing the problem on the state's newest interstate highway. They hope to come up with an analysis and cost of a long-term fix by the end of the year.

The newspaper reported a Transportation Department engineer in Wilson warned in 2003 that the 5 inch pavement would be too thin. But Transportation Department officials estimated the road would last 15 years.

Engineer Wendi Johnson said short-term repairs are designed to avoid potholes this winter.

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  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY on Sep 24, 2008 at 06:13 AM
    I think it is a good way to use tax payers money. Good roads are very important. A least we can see are tax money at work.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Sep 24, 2008 at 05:37 AM
    How long have we been building roads? How many different ways has it been done over the years nationwide? It seems that this is another ridiculous waste of our money. There is no reason for a road project to be fumbled like this in this day and time except for complete incompetency. I would have to say that as usual, the lowest bidder got the job, there was no oversight by the state highway gurus and we got what we paid for. Someone has dropped the ball and while it is on a much smaller scale than our current national debacle, it is a comparable situation. We the taxpayers will foot the bill for someone else's incompetence. I surely hope someone is going to investigate and report as to exactly how this happened. I am sure that there is more than one person holding culpability here.

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