Rhode Island's roads ranked worst in the country

JM McBride

o Rhode Island’s roads and bridges are the worst in the United States, according to a study by Quote Wizard.

The other states that fared poorly in the study are West Virginia and Massachusetts, whereas Georgia. Alabama and Florida have the best roads and bridges, according to the study.

“Our team of analysts found that poor roads and bridges cost drivers an average of $556 every year. Nationwide, nearly 20% of America’s roads and 5% of bridges are currently in unacceptable condition<’ the study found.

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According to the study, 48% of Rhode Island’s roads are not acceptable, and 19% of square miles area have poor bridge deck. The cost per motorist was listed as $845 in the study.

“When our analysts looked at the cost of aging roads, they found two things to consider: the cost of repairing the road and the cost of repairing your car. The table below shows how much drivers in each state pay for road repairs. Drivers in Oklahoma, California and Rhode Island pay the most, while drivers in Georgia, Oregon and Tennessee pay the least,” the study found.

PBN reported that it was the fourth year in the road that Rhode Island's roads were declared the worst.

According to Go Local Prov, poorly maintained roads can also lead to potholes, which can cause damage to cars and become costly for motorists. That means that the cost to motorists of poor roads is probably even higher than was estimated in the study, according to Go Local Prov.

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