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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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