Costs and budgets curb Janesville’s street repair efforts
Janesville is falling behind on its street repair even as more streets fall into poor condition.
Carl Weber, public works director, warned in a recent report that the city isn’t spending enough to keep streets in acceptable condition.
“The impact is a long-term impact and really relates to the recent trend of doing less and less on street maintenance,” Mike Payne, city engineer, said.
Councilman Tom McDonald called it a “very disturbing trend.
“Every year, we’re borrowing more money … and getting less bang for our buck,” McDonald said.