Department of Transportation will spend millions of dollars starting
next year to repair sections of I-80 that are less than a decade
old, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
a type of pavement that was supposed to last much longer, but instead
caused the road surface to sink and crack.
are scheduled to repair 12 miles of interstate in 2004, with another
39 miles to be fixed after that, the newspaper reported. The exact
cost hasn’t been determined yet, but it is expected to run into
stone, a mixture of rocks used as a base for roads in Pennsylvania
and other states since the early 1990s, is reportedly causing the
The state has
already spent $6.8 million fixing about 50 miles of roads with similar
problems, mostly on I-80 in Western Pennsylvania.