PAVING WITH PORK: The new highway bill contains more than 6,000 special transportation projects that can bring jobs and ease traffic problems across the country.

NAYSAYERS: Critics say some projects are wasteful and only serve to make the local politician look good.

WHAT THEY’LL BUILD: Some of the projects include bike trails, highways, bus stops, parking lots, a deer avoidance system, rural road dust control and historic building rehabilitation.

By The Associated Press

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