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Worst to First: These U.S. states have the worst infrastructure

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Chris Teague

The state of Missouri doesn't have the worst roads and bridges in the U.S., but it doesn't have the best either.

New analysis by QuoteWizard, a part of the Lending Tree family, reveals how many states have sub-part infrastructure and how the poor condition of those roadways is effecting vehicles.

The bad news is that America’s roadways are crumbling. You knew that if you frequently drive anywhere north of what automakers refer to as the Sunshine Belt. QuoteWizard analyzed new numbers from the Federal Highway Administration and found that deteriorating roads and bridges cost the average driver $556 every year. In the states with the worst roads, those conditions lead to almost $1,000 per year in road repair costs.

According to QuoteWizard, the high costs are “a direct result of a combination of what the FHA considers non-acceptable roads and poor bridge decks”. Each state was ranked according to its complete score in the following categories:

  • Percentage of non-acceptable roads
  • Square miles of poor bridge deck
  • Cost per motorist that is allocated towards repairing bridge and road infrastructure

States are ranked 1 to 50, with 1 being the worst overall road infrastructure and 50 being the best overall road infrastructure. Scroll down to see the full results.

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