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It's official: Northeast Ohio roads are in bad shape and getting worse
Akron does better than Canton and Cleveland, but... 
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


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Mark Urycki
 
Potholes are opening up throughout the region.
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The organization that oversees bridges and highways in the Akron area says the city’s infrastructure is better than most in the region but still needs some work.

Jason Segedy of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study says about 12 percent of the roads in Summit and Portage counties are in poor condition and about 7 percent of the bridges need repairs. Segedy says money is scarce so his organization recommends repairing current roads.

 

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"Recognizing that funding is tight, and we're not in a high growth area, our population is gradually declining -- we think that is a time to take scarce transportation dollars and put those into repair and maintanance rather than building new roads."

The study finds the best roads in the state are in Dayton and Cincinnati.  The worst are in Canton, Cleveland, and Youngstown.

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