Special Report

States With the Worst Roads

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50. Idaho
> Public roads in poor condition: 4.7% (the lowest)
> Deficient bridges: 19.8% (16th lowest)
> Added vehicle costs: $305 per motorist (21st highest)
> Size of road system: 100,317 lane-miles (16th smallest)

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49. North Dakota
> Public roads in poor condition: 4.9% (2nd lowest)
> Deficient bridges: 21.3% (19th lowest)
> Added vehicle costs: $237 per motorist (14th lowest)
> Size of road system: 176,613 lane-miles (23rd largest)

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48. Nebraska
> Public roads in poor condition: 5.4% (3rd lowest)
> Deficient bridges: 23.7% (25th highest)
> Added vehicle costs: $282 per motorist (25th lowest)
> Size of road system: 190,932 lane-miles (21st largest)

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47. Tennessee
> Public roads in poor condition: 5.9% (4th lowest)
> Deficient bridges: 19.7% (14th lowest)
> Added vehicle costs: $182 per motorist (5th lowest)
> Size of road system: 202,310 lane-miles (19th largest)

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46. Kentucky
> Public roads in poor condition: 7.4% (5th lowest)
> Deficient bridges: 31.3% (12th highest)
> Added vehicle costs: $185 per motorist (7th lowest)
> Size of road system: 166,286 lane-miles (25th smallest)

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