Looking for Maine's Worst Road
The Maine Better Transportation Association (MBTA) has started its third annual Fix Maine Roads contest in conjunction with spring when warmer temps increase the likelihood of potholes. According to the MBTA, Maine has some of the worst roads and bridges in the region. 21 percent of federal-aid highways have poor pavement, and 32 percent of the state bridges are deficient. This leads to a yearly cost of $250 per person on car repairs the organization reports.
Citizens can submit photos of what they think is the worst road to fixmaineroads.org or see examples at facebook.com/FixMaineRoads. The winner receives $250. The goal of the contest is to show, through numerous photos across the state, the extent of the damage, and its impacts on Maine drivers.