Puerto Rico road repair problem

Puerto Rico faces a serious road repair problem.
Maintenance / August 4, 2021 20 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Puerto Rico faces problems with regard to repairing its infrastructure – image courtesy of © Marko Bukorovic, Dreamstime.com
Puerto Rico faces a key problem with regard to repairing transport infrastructure. Numerous roads, bridges, pedestrian facilities and traffic light systems were damaged during the ferocious Hurricane Maria that struck the island in 2017. But the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority (PRHTA, ACT in Spanish) has insufficient funds to pay for the necessary repair and maintenance work.

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to provide US$1.17 billion for road and bridge repair work. But this is thought to be insufficient to pay for all the work that has to be carried out to repair all the transport infrastructure that was damaged by the hurricane.
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