2010-05-27 / Local & State

Report: PA’s Roads Are Getting Worse

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pennsylvania’s roads are getting worse.

A new report released Monday by the American Society of Civil Engineers says the state’s roads get a D-minus grade. That’s down from the D the engineers gave Pennsylvania’s roads in a 2006 report.

The grade for the state’s transit systems also went down, from D-plus to D-minus, while its bridges stayed at a C.

The ASCE says the state’s bridges would be worse off if it weren’t for stepped up efforts, including the use of $390 million in federal stimulus money for repairs.

But there could still be tough times ahead. Last month, the Federal Highway Administration rejected an Interstate 80 tolling plan that would have brought in nearly $500 million annually for transportation needs.

The 2010 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure gave the state an overall grade of D-plus.

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