Summer is prime time to pit travelers itching to get out of the house against road crews who now have the weather window to repair the damage from a harsh winter. What keeps them apart?
The orange barrels on the highway are a graphic indicator of the surfaces causing damage to vehicle suspension and engine components. Work zones are popping up all over the country again, bringing traffic jams, torn-up pavement and unfamiliar detours. The combination of under-maintained vehicles and less-than-ideal roadways is a recipe for breakdowns, leading to potential sales for parts and service providers nationwide.