Study: IL has some of the worst roads in the US

They say Chicago only has two seasons, winter and construction.

Why is that? Well, Illinois has some of the worst roads in the country, according to a recent study.

A Moneygeek study ranked the state of Lincoln 17th in road roughness after researchers at the Personal Finance website analyzed data from the Federal Highway Administration on overall road quality for each state. They also looked at how much each state invests per lane mile.

Analysts said all 50 states except New York, Pennsylvania and California are spending in proportion to vehicle miles driven.

According to Moneygeek, state and local governments allocate 75% of funding to highway and road maintenance and repairs, with the average state spending nearly 8% of its budget on roads.

The researchers found no link between a state’s spending and road conditions, but said states are using available funds to maintain crumbling roads rather than repair or improve them.

The state with the worst roads is California, followed by Rhode Island, Nebraska, Wisconsin and New York; and the states with the best roads are Minnesota, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and New Hampshire.

The top 20 states with the worst roads are listed below:

  • 1. California
  • 2. Rhode Island
  • 3. Nebraska
  • 4.Wisconsin
  • 5.New York
  • 6. Hawaii
  • 7. Massachusetts
  • 8.Louisiana
  • 9.Michigan
  • 10. New Jersey
  • 11. Washington
  • 12. New Mexico
  • 13. Pennsylvania
  • 14. Iowa
  • 15.Texas
  • 16. Colorado
  • 17. Illinois
  • 18. Montana
  • 19.Ohio
  • 20. South Dakota Study: IL has some of the worst roads in the US

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