Maine Voices: Bad roads will lead Maine nowhere - We can wait for a disaster like Sandy to force us to improve our infrastructure, or we can do the smart thing and act now.

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Originally published in the Portland Press Herald on 12/23/12.

Superstorm Sandy wasn't a direct hit to Maine, but areas of New Jersey and New York were devastated. This recent natural disaster is one reason that the new American Society of Civil Engineers' 2012 update on Maine's infrastructure is a call to action.

The best grade Maine earned was a B for airports; its worst grades are a D-plus for dams and municipal wastewater and a D for roads. The overall grade is a C-minus. We, along with our political leaders, need to make the commitment to improving our infrastructure.

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