71 families lose loved ones in road accidents in 2016Local News
- Editorial: somebody stop these Mr Beans from building us roadsOpinionWhy do these roads of ours become bad (so fast)? Again and again, we the users and the car owners have to pose this question. By media, the ball is passed to scientists, to builders, to the officialdom. The answers vary according to who is saying, and no doubt the reasons are many. A standard reply goes like we’re not so rich as to ensure all-out excellent road repairs. In other words, there ain’t no money and that’s it.
- Audit reveals holes in road repair qualityLocal NewsAs assessed by National Audit Office (NAO) over the past decade Road Administration has done a poor job repairing main roads of the land: road renovation standards are partly outdated; road project designs are often of poor quality; monitoring of road renovations is weak; and state money has been used for road maintenance in substantially smaller measure than prescribed by law.
- Estonian roads agency to plow more money into maintenanceEconomySo far half of the funds set apart for roads in Estonia has been used for building large-scale road infrastructure objects and the other half for maintenance, but according to a new road preservation program the volume of maintenance should grow, deputy director general of the Road Administration Kaupo Sirk said in an interview with the weekly Maaleht.