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Report: Durham Roads Crumbling

Posted July 20, 2007 1:21 p.m. EDT

— Durham's roads are getting worse, according to a new city report.

Forty percent of city-maintained roads ranked as "poor" or worse in the report, up from 23 percent in 2004.

This is the third time in the last eight years that the city reported a decline in road conditions.

Durham officials cited the growth in the city-maintained roads system because of new development and the spike in construction materials costs as reasons for the decline.