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'We have much more work to do than money'

DPW director looks at infrastructure needs

April 26, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — From DPW Director Thomas Daley's quick calculations, the town would need "at least six times more than we're spending" to bring the road, water and sewer infrastructure up to par in the next 10 years.

But he knows that's not going to happen, and it's an issue being faced almost everywhere nationwide.

According to the most recent federal Department of Transportation "Conditions and Performance" report, which used data from 2010, less than half (46.4 percent) of the nation's roads have "good pavement ride quality," while 85.4 percent meet "acceptable" standards. The latter figure has stayed about the same since 2000, while the former has improved slightly.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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