Study by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance
The summer season is typically the time when American drivers take to the road for trips out of state or a drive down to their local beach. And, it’s also the time when drivers become most aware of the conditions of highways. A recent study by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance asked more than 3,000 drivers and commercial truckers from across the U.S. about their preferences for our nation’s roads. Results underscored drivers’ frustration of a lack of regular pavement maintenance and their support for increased investments in our nation’s roads. When asked about how transportation agencies should direct their limited budgets, 86 percent of drivers and 78 percent of truckers surveyed felt the focus should be on maintenance and repair of existing roads, rather than on building new roads.