St. Louis County: Road work could be put off for years due to budget shortfall

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 2:17 PM

(KMOV.com) – Potholes are a major problem across the St. Louis region. While repair crews are out fixing potholes throughout the area after Winter, some roads that are  in poor condition will have to wait a year - maybe two years - for any major improvements to be made.

According to St. Louis County officials, the county just doesn’t have the money.

Even roads that are considered to be in below average condition, will have to wait for big improvements because of funding.

The county will focus on roads officials consider to be in the worst condition.

Big Bend west of Barrett Station Road, on a scale from 1-10, ranks at 1. By the county’s criteria, it is the most in need of repairs and will be reseurfaced either this spring or summer.

For some roads classified as being in better condition, officials say if a federal grant comes through, the earliest would be 2015 to replace the pavement and rebuild the curbs and sidewalks.

Drivers in st. Louis county can report potholes or other kinds of road issues  by calling  the service request line. That number is 315-615-8538.

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