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Old 08-28-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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This information comes from the Federal Highway Administration and the American Society of Civil Engineers. If you disagree with them, you are wrong.


Miles of public road by state
312,911 - Texas
172,201 - California
140,513 - Kansas
139,498 - Illinois
138,702 - Minnesota
131,667 - Missouri
123,546 - Georgia
123,247 - Ohio
122,085 - Michigan
121,759 - Florida

119,771 - Pennsylvania
115,018 - Wisconsin
114,592 - New York
114,387 - Iowa
112,808 - Oklahoma
105,869 - North Carolina
101,688 - Alabama
100,082 - Arkansas
97,065 - Indiana
95,492 - Tennessee

93,599 - Nebraska
88,414 - Colorado
86,851 - North Dakota
83,743 - Washington
82,459 - South Dakota
79,220 - Kentucky
75,119 - Mississippi
74,880 - Montana
74,461 - Virginia
68,384 - New Mexico

65,997 - South Carolina
65,091 - Arizona
61,635 - Louisiana
59,148 - Oregon
48,553 - Idaho
45,634 - Utah
39,213 - New Jersey
38,646 - West Virginia
36,839 - Nevada
36,302 - Massachusetts

32,321 - Maryland
28,253 - Wyoming
22,873 - Maine
21,414 - Connecticut
16,674 - Alaska
16,076 - New Hampshire
14,290 - Vermont
6,484 - Rhode Island
6,357 - Delaware
4,405 - Hawaii

Percent of roads in poor condition by state
2% - Nevada
2% - Wyoming
4% - Florida
4% - North Dakota
4% - Utah
5% - Georgia
5% - Montana
5% - South Carolina
6% - Alaska
6% - Nebraska

6% - Oregon
6% - Tennessee
6% - South Dakota
6% - Virginia
7% - Arizona
7% - Kentucky
7% - Maine
8% - Kansas
8% - Mississippi
8% - Texas

10% - Missouri
10% - New Mexico
11% - Idaho
11% - Minnesota
11% - North Carolina
12% - Iowa
12% - West Virginia
14% - Arkansas
14% - Vermont
15% - Illinois

15% - Ohio
15% - Pennsylvania
16% - Delaware
16% - Indiana
17% - Colorado
17% - New Hampshire
18% - Oklahoma
19% - Alabama
19% - Louisiana
19% - Massachusetts

20% - Maryland
21% - Wisconsin
22% - Michigan
22% - Washington
23% - New York
27% - Hawaii
34% - California
35% - New Jersey
41% - Connecticut
41% - Rhode Island

Percent of bridges that are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete by state
12% - Arizona
12% - Minnesota
14% - Nevada
14% - Wisconsin
15% - Utah
16% - Illinois
17% - Colorado
17% - Florida
17% - Montana
17% - New Mexico

18% - Georgia
18% - Kansas
19% - Tennessee
19% - Texas
20% - Delaware
20% - Idaho
21% - Mississippi
21% - South Carolina
22% - Alabama
22% - Indiana

22% - North Dakota
23% - Arkansas
23% - Oregon
23% - Wyoming
24% - Alaska
24% - Nebraska
25% - Ohio
25% - Oklahoma
25% - South Dakota
26% - Iowa

26% - Virginia
26% - Washington
27% - Maryland
27% - Michigan
27% - Missouri
28% - California
29% - Louisiana
30% - North Carolina
31% - Kentucky
32% - New Hampshire

33% - Maine
33% - Vermont
35% - Connecticut
35% - West Virginia
36% - New Jersey
39% - New York
42% - Pennsylvania
44% - Hawaii
52% - Massachusetts
57% - Rhode Island
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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Rhode Island needs to get to work.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Schenectady, NY
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Yeah the roads in the northeast definitely suck compared to other places in the country.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:38 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Yeah the roads in the northeast definitely suck compared to other places in the country.
This is why I say the focus needs to be on rebuilding existing infrastructure instead of building new infrastructure. If I was in charge, I'd have the federal government provide a higher percentage of the cost of rebuilding existing infrastructure, and shift the burden on brand-new infrastructure to the states.

Existing infrastructure would be defined as existing rights of way plus anything within 60' of it on either side. If a state wants a whole new right of way for a new highway, then it better be ready to pay more for it.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Schenectady, NY
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This is why I say the focus needs to be on rebuilding existing infrastructure instead of building new infrastructure. If I was in charge, I'd have the federal government provide a higher percentage of the cost of rebuilding existing infrastructure, and shift the burden on brand-new infrastructure to the states.

Existing infrastructure would be defined as existing rights of way plus anything within 60' of it on either side. If a state wants a whole new right of way for a new highway, then it better be ready to pay more for it.
Yeah I agree. I just don't get how 90 has been a toll road since I was born and the road has always sucked. Where is all that toll money going to? I drive it everyday and rarely see repairs being made.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yeah the roads in the northeast definitely suck compared to other places in the country.
And it has nothing to do with cold/bad weather. Look at Wyoming, Montana, ND and Alaska.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Paris
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And it has nothing to do with cold/bad weather. Look at Wyoming, Montana, ND and Alaska.
You really think these are comparable?
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Texas is looking pretty good! And we manage to keep all these roads (the most miles of roads in the nation) in good shape with no state income tax too.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:42 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Texas is looking pretty good! And we manage to keep all these roads (the most miles of roads in the nation) in good shape with no state income tax too.
Of course.


North Tarrant Express - West Segment - YouTube


Updated Visualization of I-35W from I-30 to I-820 in Fort Worth - YouTube


Dallas Ft. Worth and Texas Road Building Innovations - YouTube


US 290%Beltway 8 Interchange Animation - YouTube


Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project - 3D Animation - YouTube


Drive across the innovative 7th Street Bridge, Fort Worth, TX - YouTube


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBHh5TVDMeI
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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Arizona has some of the best freeways in the nation, if you ask me. The roads are usually wide and smooth. However, the DOT is crazy about wacky merging in the roads!
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