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Rhode Island, Oklahoma and West Virginia Top the Nation for Worst Road Infrastructure

On top of taxpayer dollars, it’s estimated that driving on roads in need of repair costs motorists $120 billion in vehicle repairs and operating costs – $533 per driver, according to a recent report by QuoteWizard.

QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces released its report on States with the Worst Road Infrastructure finding that 61% of highways nationwide are in fair to poor condition. Transportation for America estimates a cost of $231 billion a year to keep our existing road network in acceptable repair.

While analyzing FHA data, QuoteWizard found a correlation between states that use funds to maintain roads and states that rank well overall for road infrastructure. States with poor road infrastructure had higher costs per driver and typically poor road conditions across the board.

Key Findings:

  • Rhode Island, Oklahoma and West Virginia top in the nation for worst road infrastructure.
  • Tennessee, Georgia and Florida best in the nation for road infrastructure.
  • Top 10 states with the worst infrastructure costs drivers an annual average of $752 from poor road conditions.
  • Top 5 states with the worst infrastructure spend below the national average of 30% on-road repairs.

To view the full report, visit
https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/states-with-worst-infrastructure

Methodology

QuoteWizard analyzed Federal Highway Administration data to rank states on the overall quality of road infrastructure. Rankings are a composite score based on a state’s rating in the percentage of poor condition roads, the annual cost per motorist from roads in need of repair and percentage of structurally deficient bridges. Rankings 1 to 50 are from 1st as worst overall road infrastructure and 50th as best overall road infrastructure.

Rank Overall

State

% of roads in
poor condition

Cost per
motorist

Bridges (%
structurally deficient)

Road repair as
% of spending

1

Rhode Island

53%

$823

23.26%

20%

2

Oklahoma

33%

$900

14.01%

27%

3

West Virginia

31%

$723

18.98%

19%

4

Mississippi

30%

$820

11.76%

4%

5

Pennsylvania

30%

$610

18.31%

22%

6

New Jersey

34%

$703

8.84%

57%

7

California

45%

$862

6.24%

35%

8

Missouri

23%

$699

12.6%

20%

9

Louisiana

25%

$624

14.1%

22%

10

New Mexico

31%

$768

6.27%

39%

11

Wisconsin

29%

$736

8.73%

33%

12

Connecticut

34%

$676

7.83%

21%

13

Hawaii

42%

$764

5.81%

31%

14

Michigan

24%

$645

10.5%

54%

15

Massachusetts

30%

$627

9.28%

23%

16

Maine

22%

$529

13.26%

65%

17

New Hampshire

25%

$525

10.89%

45%

18

South Dakota

14%

$563

18.58%

69%

19

South Carolina

18%

$557

9.91%

32%

20

Washington

29%

$643

4.84%

21%

21

New York

19%

$509

10.52%

43%

22

Illinois

19%

$586

8.6%

40%

23

Colorado

22%

$637

5.59%

30%

24

Alaska

20%

$450

10.51%

39%

25

Utah

22%

$694

2.85%

26%

26

North Dakota

10%

$479

14.02%

68%

27

Kansas

10%

$591

8.45%

33%

28

Ohio

18%

$544

6.04%

40%

29

Iowa

9%

$362

20.92%

40%

30

Nebraska

7%

$466

14.72%

53%

31

Alabama

14%

$506

7.44%

41%

32

Arizona

19%

$576

2.47%

15%

33

Montana

11%

$472

9.71%

45%

34

Minnesota

15%

$542

5.31%

31%

35

Indiana

13%

$480

7.43%

20%

36

North Carolina

13%

$336

10.19%

11%

37

Texas

11%

$682

1.57%

15%

38

Delaware

19%

$486

4.43%

19%

39

Arkansas

9%

$543

5.94%

19%

40

Kentucky

10%

$434

7.77%

30%

41

Nevada

14%

$536

1.59%

21%

42

Wyoming

8%

$356

9.91%

54%

43

Vermont

17%

$418

5.23%

46%

44

Idaho

5%

$427

8.74%

36%

45

Virginia

10%

$430

5.92%

19%

46

Maryland

11%

$356

5.62%

20%

47

Oregon

7%

$268

5.44%

25%

48

Florida

8%

$351

2.14%

37%

49

Georgia

5%

$275

4.65%

34%

50

Tennessee

5%

$194

4.72%

16%

About QuoteWizard QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006.

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Related Links

https://quotewizard.com/
https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/states-with-worst-infrastructure

SOURCE QuoteWizard

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