(State) Any Iowa motorist would probably agree; Iowa's roads and bridges need work.
The Federal Highway Administartion ranks Iowa 38th nationally in overall road conditions. The National Research group "Trip" sites over 40% of the state's roads need repair. The Iowa Good Roads Association has begun a billboard and website campain to raise awareness in hopes of legislative action to pass a gas tax.
"Six years ago when we were talking about this and the legislature failed to act at that time the projections were we needed five to eight cents and now having kicked the can down the road another five years or so now we are looking at ten cents."
Davis Scott with Iowa Good Roads Association says for every dollar spent on maintenance the estimated cost will be 6 to 14 dollars later. Their website is fundourorads.com
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