From Rep. Partridge's website
Work continues on a number of important bills including the Transportation Bill, also known as the “T-Bill”. We have known for years that our transportation infrastructure has been crumbling. This is not a new issue – in 2006, I wrote about the need to re-deck 1,400 bridges in ten years, while only 330 had been re-decked in the previous 10 years. In 2008, 16.5% of the bridges in Windham County were classified as structurally deficient. At the same time, a large percentage of our roads were deemed to be in “poor” or “very poor” condition. We faced, at the time, what was called a “Perfect Storm” where our infrastructure had reached the end of its life, construction costs were high, and money was short. In many cases, if we did not act to repair the roads, replacement would have been necessary at a much greater cost.
The good news is that we seem to be gaining on it. For the last several years, investments have been made to improve this situation and now, for the first time in a decade, the percentage of highway in “very poor” condition has decreased to 25%.