Being forced to take up the Senate bill would be another potential setback for Boehner, who has repeatedly struggled to whip up support among conservative Republicans on spending bills. He also has castigated the Senate for failing to consider jobs bills passed by the lower chamber. Time is running short, however, as current funding for road and rail construction projects expires on March 31. As many as 1.8 million construction workers would face layoffs if a new measure is not signed into law by then, Democrats say. House speaker ready to drop stalled transport bill | Reuters Chicago residents have even more to fear, almost 400 bridges within the city have serious structural problems! This states that the concerned engineers have certified that these bridges have serious defects involving bridge support or decking. America’s 70,000 Unsafe Bridges Would Cost $70 Million to Repair | Car Safety News Dangerous Oklahoma Highway Could Be Repaired Soon Roads may also be dangerous because of poor construction and maintenance. Maintenance of roads, in fact, is becoming a factor in more highway accidents as the recession causes highway safety budgets to be slashed in many states across the country. This has meant lower funds for maintenance, replacement of guardrails, replacing of faulty lights and other safety features. The lack of proper road illumination increases the risks of accident when a driver fails to identify accident hazards. The lack of appropriate signage can also be a factor in accidents. Don't Republicans worry about their families when they drive over these bridges?