These are the US states with the worst roads

The U.S. Highway Trust Fund will expire on the last day of this month, and elected officials on Capitol Hill haven’t passed a long-term transportation funding measure in years.

U.S.Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is fed up with Congress’ inaction.

In a July 9 blog post, Foxx yet again called out congress for their lack of action.

While you read this, there is a transportation proposal called GROW AMERICA sitting on desks all across Capitol Hill,Foxx writes.

Secretary Foxx’s passionate plea to lawmakers is followed by statistics of American roads and bridges by state, and the results aren’t pretty.

It covers 6 years; it would increase investment in roads, bridges, transit, and freight facilities across the country; and, we sent it to Congress 4 months ago.

All together, 65% of roads in the United States are in “less-than-good” condition, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

The House of Representatives Transportation Committee didn’t respond to a request for comment on Secretary Foxx’s remarks. Other transportation bills have been written this session, but none have gained any traction.

Scroll down to see the 10 states with the worst roads.

  1. Illinois (Tie)
    Percentage of roads in poor/mediocre condition: 72%
  2. Connecticut (Tie)
    Percentage of roads in poor/mediocre condition: 71%
  3. Wisconsin
    Percentage of roads in poor/mediocre condition: 70%
  4. Oklahoma (Tie)
    Percentage of roads in poor/mediocre condition: 69%
  5. Rhode Island (Tie)
    Percentage of roads in poor/mediocre condition: 68%
  6. Colorado (Tie)
    Percentage of roads in poor/mediocre condition: 68%
  7. California
    Percentage of roads in poor/mediocre condition: 68%
  8. Washington
    Percentage of roads in poor/mediocre condition: 67%
  9. New Jersey
    Percentage of roads in poor/mediocre condition: 66%
  10. Oregon
    Percentage of roads in poor/mediocre condition: 65%

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