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Monday, 03 May 2021 22:08

Bad Roads Mean Higher Car Repair Costs: A Comparison by State

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...on urban and rural collectors and the non-interstate system and force motorists to spend nearly $130 billion annually on extra vehicle repairs and operating costs, according to ASCE findings.

 

States with a Grade of D or D-

 

  • Delaware: D
  • West Virginia: D
  • Hawaii: D+
  • Louisiana: D+
  • New Jersey: D+
  • Mississippi: D-


Note: The following states did not receive a letter grade, although a review shows many of them would qualify as states with worst roadways: Arkansas, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming.

 

States with the Highest Number of Road Miles in Great Disrepair, Grade

 

  • Texas: 19,400, C
    California: 14,200, C-
  • Missouri: 7,576, C-
  • Pennsylvania: 7,540, C-
  • Michigan: 7,300, C-
  • New York: 7,292, C-
  • Arkansas: 6,700, NR
  • Mississippi: 5,840, D-
  • Indiana: 5,478, NR


States with the Highest Increased Average Repair Cost Due to Poor Roads

 

  • Washington, D.C.: $1,100
  • Rhode Island: $845
  • Hawaii: $818
  • California: $799
  • New Mexico: $767
  • Missouri: $743
  • West Virginia: $726
  • New Jersey: $713
  • Connecticut: $711


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