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 “D” on the American Society of Civil Engineer’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 that’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 country’s roadways.

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