$1 spent on preventive maintenance saves $10 on repairs

The crisis is more on maintaining our existing roads, (to prevent them from falling into a state of disrepair that endangers public safety) and less on building new ones. There are loads of reasons to invest money into preventative maintenance. The sooner repairs are made, the cheaper they are: every $1 in preventive maintenance saves between $4 and $10 in future repairs, according to Levinson and Kahn.

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