Jefferson City road maintenance ‘harder to sell’

Size of budget has swelled in 60 years; staff size hasn’t

Throughout the past few months, area residents have heard discussions on many new structures and services needed or wanted in Jefferson City. But some residents have made it clear they would like to see maintenance of current infrastructure the top priority.

During months of discussion on a now defeated half-cent economic development sales tax, the News Tribune received comments from readers pointing to needed maintenance or repairs of existing structures and roads that required attention, as well as funding.

But those types of infrastructure needs are rarely a focus in local campaigns and elections.

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One easy way to spot a troubled street is a simple pothole.

Tell us about the potholes that are rattling your cars and your body every day and give us the locations and details about why the asphalt divit qualifies as one of the worst in the Capital City. Go to www.newstribune.com/pothole to enter your entry in the worst pothole in Jefferson City.

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