There is an intersection in my neighborhood at two roads with no walkways — “country roads”. The obama stimlis money paid to have wheel chair accessible curbs put in at each corner. It is a beautifully classic waste. You can roll your chair around and around the intersection, but there is ultimately no where to go and no where to come from.
As much as I hated to admit it, Jenny Granholm was at least partially right about allowing some roads to return to dirt.
25 or 30 years ago all the dirt roads around my hometown were paved because the heavy trucks building oil and gas infrastructure were tearing up the roads. After about 5 years the trucks were gone and here we are 25 years later paying to maintain paved roads that see 10 or 15 cars per day.
Obviously you don’t want high traffic dirt highways but there needs to be better criteria for how we pay to maintain our roads. I live on a dirt street and its just fine because only 2 other houses have access to it.