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Our Nation's Highways: 2010

Chapter 7. Condition, Performance and Safety

Our reliance on highways for commerce, to commute to work, shop, vacation, and other activities, is creating significant demand on the system. Performance, reliability, safety, and asset preservation are key concerns for transportation agencies. Operating speeds, congestion, and pavement and bridge condition are some of the ways to measure the performance, condition, and safety of the Nation’s highways.

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