THE STATUS OF THE NATION'S HIGHWAYS: CONDITIONS AND PERFORMANCE

The major findings of this report include the following: (1) since 1970 highway investments by all levels of government have increased, but have been eclipsed by inflation resulting in decreased real buying power; (2) the effects of declining real investment levels and travel increases are seen in deterioration in highway system performance since 1975; (3) overall pavement age is increasing, unmet resurfacing and rehabilitation needs are mounting, and congestion is growing, especially in urban areas; (4) our national Interstate program faces a severe challenge in accomplishing completion and meeting the need to restructure and restore the system in the face of real deterioration; and (5) based on projections through 1995, it is apparent that unless highway revenues and investments increase, the condition of the Nation's highways will continue to deteriorate and performance levels will be threatened.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Cong Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM