Flint roads among most deteriorated in country - WNEM TV 5

Flint roads among most deteriorated in country

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

One Mid-Michigan city’s roads are the most deteriorated roads in the country, according to a national study.

Research from TRIP, a national transportation research group, showed 54 percent of the major roads in the Flint urban area are in poor condition.

The poor road conditions costs drivers $839 a year in operating costs, the group said.

Flint ranked first among urban areas with 250,000 to 500,000 residents.

“Driving on roads in disrepair increases consumer costs by accelerating vehicle deterioration and depreciation and increasing needed maintenance, fuel consumption and tire wear,” the group said in a press release.

Two other mid-sized urban areas in Michigan also ranked towards the top of the list. Lansing was ranked 10th and Ann Arbor was ranked 25th.

“This report from TRIP validates what drivers already suspect – that the state’s roads are among the roughest in the nation," said Denise Donohue, director of the County Road Association of Michigan.  "To improve the conditions of the state’s roads will require additional funding from the state legislature and Congressional approval of a long-term, adequately funded, federal surface transportation program.”

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