Traffic maintenance: does it need to stop or go?

By Madeline Sewell
Clinton County Chatter staff reporter

ST. JOHNS –– Road maintenance is an important public service, but for some it can be frustrating. It can cause cause delays, traffic jams, and on occasion accidents. But without upkeep the public would be in danger. According to The World Bank Transportation Notes, “poorly maintained roads constrain mobility, significantly raise vehicle operating costs, increase accident rates and their associated human and property costs.”

Performing routine upkeep on what you have is an important factor for many communities, including those in Clinton County.