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State's Cheap Road Choices Costs Drivers

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As regularly as the same streets undergo the same repairs year after year, drivers cannot be blamed for assuming that the policy in Illinois is aimed at shoveling up endless business for the road-building industry.
The decision of whether to use asphalt over a concrete base or all concrete--and determining the thickness of the layers--primarily comes down to cost and the amount of vehicle traffic on a roadway. The track record in Illinois has been to spend less money upfront when a road is first built, yet exponentially more dollars over time on upkeep.

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