These US States Have the Worst Roads

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Published on November 5, 2018 - Duration: 01:47s

These US States Have the Worst Roads

Roads in the United States are in poor shape says several studies.

Here's a ranking of the states with the worst overall roads in the country.

Veuer's Justin Kircher has the story.


These US States Have the Worst Roads

Despite spending over $400 million per year on road construction and maintenance, the United States earned a โ€œDโ€ on the American Society of Civil Engineerโ€™s 2017 report card.

The report added that 32% of urban streets and 14% of rural roads were in poor condition.

????Further analysis by lvl5 confirms the decay.

The company is building HD maps for self-driving cars and following an examination of over 15 million photographs taken by iPhone dashcams, published a ranking of the US states with the worst road quality.????According to Business Insider, lvl5 looked at 4 areas; road paint fading, pavement cracking, potholes and surface flatness.

Of the 10 worst states, the Northeast had 3 representatives; 10.

Maine, 9.

New York and 7.

Rhode Island.????The worst roads are clumped in the Midwest; 8.

Wisconsin, 6.

Illinois, 5.

Kansas, 4.

Ohio, 3.

Indiana, 2.

Iowa...and at the undesirable top spot is Michigan...ironically the state thatโ€™s known for automobile manufacturing.

On the flip side, Washington state and Hawaii rank behind Florida, which, according to lvl5, has the best overall roads in the country.????While a 2018 study by TRIP pointed to California as having the worst roads in large urban sections.

The greater areas of San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles were the top 3 offenders.

The non-profit organization added that 41% of the USA highways are in poor shape.

????According to the US Department of Transportation, $420 billion is required to deal with the backlog of repairs and restoration needed for the countryโ€™s roadways.

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