Streets and roads are one of local governments’ largest assets to maintain. Roads must be rebuilt when their condition deteriorates to fair or poor condition, however regular maintenance of roads in good condition roads keeps roads in better shape and saves governments money over the long run.
Over 70% of Thurston County's major roadways are in good condition. Local jurisdiction staff estimate that it will require $25 million per year to maintain the current average condition of major roadways. This is more than the $10 million per year currently budgeted for road maintenance. Without additional resources, road conditions will deteriorate to the point that costlier repairs will be needed to fix them.