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State roadwork based on needs not politics

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Worried that Nebraska's road work is chosen based on political pressure? Well worry no more.

A State Panel concludes Nebraska's road and bridge projects are chosen based on need , not politics.

The Legislature's Performance Audit Committee says that most projects are chosen by a needs based data driven analysis.

Former Roads Director Monty Fredrickson says 90% of these projects during his 20 years working were picked based on need.

Fredrickson says he can't remember any time an elected official pressured him to chose a certain project.

The other 10 % of projects were based on unpredictable factors like available funding and public support for a project.

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