I moved out of an area that had little to no love from the state for infrastructure funding.
We had broken roads, no public transportation, and a dwindling postal service.
Part of me loved living in the rural country and couldn’t even fathom the thought of leaving, but it was obvious to me that I would be happier in a small city where the place isn’t crumbling around me. I could try living in a part of the state where the tax money is going to good use in all of the thriving areas of the city. That helped for sure, and now I feel a lot better about where I live and what’s available within. There are some roads in these parts of the city that have stood the test of time. Despite being built decades ago, these concrete roads don’t have excessive cracking with pot holes all over the place. Instead, they were made with reinforced concrete that is lined with steel rebar tie wire as the reinforcement. Roads that utilize steel rebar tie wire to reinforce them will last immeasurably longer than roads without any steel rebar as reinforcement. It might be costlier to build roads without reinforcing the concrete, but they’ll need to be replaced a lot quicker by comparison. A city, county, or state might opt for the better roads if they want those roads to last a lot longer. Then the investment to buy steel rebar tie wire makes a lot more sense than it would otherwise. The road is less likely to break apart into chunks of asphalt.