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

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

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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.

No. 1 - Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island

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Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 50%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 23.0%
Cost per motorist: $823

No. 2 - Mississippi

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 27%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 4.0%
Cost per motorist: $820

No. 3 - West Virginia

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 31%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 16.1%
Cost per motorist: $723

No. 4 - Connecticut

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 34%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 10.2%
Cost per motorist: $676

No. 5 - Maryland

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 27%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 3.4%
Cost per motorist: $356

No. 6 - Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii

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Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 43%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 2.4%
Cost per motorist: $764

No. 7 - California

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 35%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 7.2%
Cost per motorist: $862

No. 8 - Washington

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 27%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 6.1%
Cost per motorist: $643

No. 9 - Pennsylvania

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 27%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 8.2%
Cost per motorist: $610

No. 10 - Missouri

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 25%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 9%
Cost per motorist: $699

No. 11 - Texas

Austin Texas

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Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 22%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 1.1%
Cost per motorist: $682

No. 12 - Louisiana

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 25%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 9%
Cost per motorist: $624

No. 13 - Indiana

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 23%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 3.9%
Cost per motorist: $480

No. 14 - Illinois

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 20%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 12.3%
Cost per motorist: $586

No. 15 - Arizona

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 21%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 1.4%
Cost per motorist: $576

No. 16 - New Mexico

Albuquerque New Mexico

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Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 32%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 4.7%
Cost per motorist: $768

No. 17 - Massachusetts

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 25%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 11.5%
Cost per motorist: $627

No. 18 - New Jersey

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 47%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 7.4%
Cost per motorist: $703

No. 19 - New York

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 27%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 10%
Cost per motorist: $509

No. 20 - Colorado

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 22%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 5.2%
Cost per motorist: $637

No. 21 - Utah

Salt Lake City Utah

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Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 22%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 0.8%
Cost per motorist: $694

No. 22 - Ohio

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 16%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 3.6%
Cost per motorist: $544

No. 23 - Deleware

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 16%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 5.4%
Cost per motorist: $486

No. 24 - North Carolina

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 14%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 8.4%
Cost per motorist: $336

No. 25 - South Carolina

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 18%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 6.7%
Cost per motorist: $557

No. 26 - Nevada

Valley of Fire Nevada

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Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 15%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 1%
Cost per motorist: $536

No. 27 - Virginia

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 14%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 3.7%
Cost per motorist: $430

No. 28 - Maine

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 23%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 7.4%
Cost per motorist: $529

No. 29 - Wisconsin

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 18%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 4%
Cost per motorist: $736

No. 30 - Minnesota

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 16%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 3.3%
Cost per motorist: $542

No. 31 - Michigan

Detroit Michigan

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Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 21%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 7.6%
Cost per motorist: $645

No. 32 - New Hampshire

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 20%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 6.9%
Cost per motorist: $525

No. 33 - Alaska

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 17%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 7.7%
Cost per motorist: $450

No. 34 - Arkansas

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 7%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 4.5%
Cost per motorist: $543

No. 35 - Vermont

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 17%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 4%
Cost per motorist: $418

No. 36 - Kansas

Topeka Kansas

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Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 12%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 2.8%
Cost per motorist: $591

No. 37 - Tennessee

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 5%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 4.2%
Cost per motorist: $194

No. 38 - Oregon

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 10%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 3.3%
Cost per motorist: $268

No. 39 - Florida

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 13%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 1.8%
Cost per motorist: $351

No. 40 - Kentucky

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 10%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 5%
Cost per motorist: $434

No. 41 - Oklahoma

Oklahoma City


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Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 7%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 5.3%
Cost per motorist: $900

No. 42 - Alabama

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 11%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 2.5%
Cost per motorist: $506

No. 43 - Montana

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 12%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 7.8%
Cost per motorist: $472

No. 44 - South Dakota

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 14%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 9.4%
Cost per motorist: $563

No. 45 - Georgia

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 7%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 2%
Cost per motorist: $275

No. 46 - Nebraska

Omaha Nebraska

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Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 11%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 5.3%
Cost per motorist: $466

No. 47 - Iowa

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 8%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 9.8%
Cost per motorist: $362

No. 48 - Idaho

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 4%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 5%
Cost per motorist: $427

No. 49 - North Dakota

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 6%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 4.6%
Cost per motorist: $479

No. 50 - Wyoming

Percentage of non-acceptable roads: 5%
Square miles of poor bridge deck: 7.4%
Cost per motorist: $356

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Two new versions of the Jaguar F-Type are on the horizon. New versions of the model have been created to further the car's luxury proposition and both are powered by a roaring V8 engine. The new P450 variants replace the P300 and P380 models currently in the lineup. Jaguar is keeping the F-Type R around.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450

The 2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 will be available as a coupe or convertible in P450 RWD or P450 R-DYNAMIC AWD grades. All varieties come with a 444-horsepower supercharged V8 under the hood that achieves 428 pound-feet of torque. An electronic active differential is standard. In all configurations, the car gets from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 177 mph.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The car has received minor exterior updates from the 2021 model.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

In a nod to its suburban buyers, the F-Type has a Quiet Star mode that allows a more subtle roar out the back side of the car upon startup. Drivers who don't care about keeping quiet can switch the car in to Dynamic mode and let the rumble out.

Each F-Type P450 rides on 20-inch wheels, has larger brakes than traditional F-Type models, and has the switchable exhaust. Double J-Blade daytime running lights feature up front while new slender rear lights allow the body of the car to speak for itself.

Buyers who get the F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD get bespoke badging; a gloss black front splitter, side sills, valance, and venturi; auto-dimming, power- folding, heated door mirrors with memory; and 20-inch Style 6003, split-spoke, gloss Dark Grey with Contrast Diamond Turned Finish Wheels.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The interior sports a refined appearance.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

Monogram stitch patterns on the car's seats and interior accents in Windsor Leather and satin-finish Noble Chrome enhance the interior. Additionally, there are "Jaguar Est.1935" markings on the center console finisher, glovebox release button surround, and seatbelt guides. Six-way electric power seats are standard on F-Type P450 RWD, while F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD adds 12-way electric memory front seats, electrically adjustable steering column with memory, Delta Aluminum Center Console, and R-Dynamic branded metal treadplates as standard equipment.

A 12.3-inch driver information display is standard.

F-Type P450 is available in 11 standard exterior colors, and can be ordered in over a dozen custom SVO paint finishes. It starts at $69,900 for the P450 RWD Coupe and $79,900 for the R450 R-Dynamic AWD Coupe.

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The 2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade is a fresh edition for the company's lineup.

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The 2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade is available in front- and all-wheel drive. Buyers can add the treatment to Prius L Eco, LE, LE AWD-e, XLE, XLE AWD-e and Limited grades. It comes in the buyer's choice of Midnight Black Metallic, Super White, or Silver Metallic paint job. Front-wheel drive models ride on standard 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels while AWD-e cars get 15-inchers with black insert and lug nuts.

The exterior of the car also gets black headlight accents, mirror caps, door handles, color keyed rear deck spoiler and shark fin antenna.

2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade

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Each of the models is powered by the Prius's 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, which is paired with two electric motors. A continuously variable transmission is standard. All-wheel drive models get an EPA-estimated 51 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway, and 49 mpg combined. Front-wheel drive versions do a slightly better 54 mpg in the city, 50 mpg on the highway, and 52 mpg combined.

Inside there are standard SofTex-trimmed trimmed, heated, power adjustable front seats and a SofTex-trimmed heated steering wheel and semi-gloss black center console. A 7-inch infotainment touch screen is standard, as is a six-speaker JBL sound system. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa come on every model, as are an auxiliary jack, three USB ports, a wireless phone charger, and one 12-volt outlet.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard and includes a pre-collision system with low-light pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, bicyclist detection, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and road sign assist.

All Prius models come with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Toyota's hybrid battery warranty is for 10 years or 150,000 miles from the vehicle's in-service date, whichever occurs first. The hybrid system warranty is for eight years or 100,000 miles from the vehicle's in-service date.

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