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Big Dig in Boston

What were the effects of the Big Dig in Boston?

Did spending on road repair contribute to the boom in other industries? If so, how?

Discuss the spending/investment effects on the economy.

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What were the effects of the Big Dig in Boston?
Did spending on road repair contribute to the boom in other industries? If so, how?
Discuss the spending/investment effects on the economy.

The effects of the Big Dig on Boston were that the city has incurred repeated escalating costs, led to deaths, poor workmanship, use of low quality materials, leaks, and utter chaos. There have been deleterious effect on the traffic; there have been increased congestions and problems on the highway. However, after the Big Dig there was a sizable reduction in time taken to travel on I-93. However, the effect of the Big Dig was that the congestion was only shifted to different areas. Further, the Big Dig in Boston led to leaks in ceiling and wall cracks, steel supports were damaged and the drainage system was overloaded. Further, extensive evidence was gathered that the concrete used in the contract did not meet the specifications of project. There were criminal arrests in this connection. There was also ...

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