25% of Augusta region’s roads in ‘poor’ condition
A Washington, D.C.-based transportation research firm says a quarter of county-maintained roads in and around Augusta are in “poor” condition, and that one in 10 bridges is “deficient.”
But local transportation officials say the report may be skewed by infrastructure in the region’s sparsely populated rural counties.
The National Transportation Research Group, a nonprofitable organization that operates as TRIP, reported 25% of county roads in the 13-county Augusta region show signs of deterioration, such as rutting, cracks and potholes. The report issued on Nov. 13 also said 12% of local- and state-maintained bridges in the east central Georgia counties are deteriorated to the point where they are weight-restricted.
TRIP Executive Director Dave Kearby said “A robust and reliable transportation system that is maintained in good condition is vital to the quality of life of the Central Savannah River Area’s residents, the success and growth of businesses and the positive experience of its visitors.”
With the continuous development of cities, the urban roads built in the early days can no longer meet the needs of modern urban transportation. Therefore, in the current urban development and construction process, the reconstruction of old roads is the key construction content.
The paper published in the journal of Urban Transportation & Construction made an in-depth exploration and analysis of the urban old roads’ reconstruction design, and put forward scientific and reasonable suggestions in combination with the actual situation, so as to provide reliable theoretical support for improving the old roads’ reconstruction level and promoting the urbanization development process in China.
The author thinks that urban old roads’ reconstruction is a very complex project, which must be investigated comprehensively and designed scientifically and rationally, so as to effectively improve the urban transportation network and the quality of its services and lay a good foundation for urban economic development.
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