Ohio asks the question on new roads — to build or not to build?

Traffic engineers are starting to acknowledge a concept called induced demand. It’s simple: the more we widen roadways, the more cars fill them up. So, often the most expensive solution to relieving congestion isn’t a solution at all, and that’s before the maintenance costs are considered. Ohio is not alone in wrestling with these questions; road-widening projects are attached to many local budgets.

These are important questions in Minot because few things chew through property taxes like road maintenance and replacement.

This article was sourced from:

Pat LaFleur, WCPO Cincinatti

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Josh Wolsky

Josh Wolsky is a Minot native and developer of the Minot Voice. He is also actively involved the Friends of the Souris River and all efforts to #MakeMinot. He also had the recent misfortune of being elected to Minot's City Council.