The answer is riding on choices we make today.
Clackamas County is at the crossroads of a serious, and very expensive, problem. The county is facing a $17 million annual shortfall for essential road maintenance, due to rapidly escalating costs and the loss of stable funding.
Failure to address our road funding issue will come at a high price. The cost of future restoration is 10 times greater than the cost of preventive maintenance today.
If we allow our roads to deteriorate over the next decade, the projected cost of restoring them is a staggering $523 million.