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sarongsong
2007-Jul-09, 05:47 PM
:ouch!
June 28, 2007
...study measures the performance of state-owned roads and highways from 1984 to 2005 in 12 different categories...North Dakota and South Carolina took the top spots for the second consecutive year...
Reason Foundation (http://www.reason.org/news/transportation_16th_annual_road_performance_062807 .shtml)

Paracelsus
2007-Jul-09, 07:09 PM
I'm sure the DC area ranks near the bottom.

Our roads suck.

Doodler
2007-Jul-09, 07:11 PM
I'm sure the DC area ranks near the bottom.

Our roads suck.

DC wasn't on the list, but given the differences between Virginia and Maryland, the spread from 19-38 is RAZOR thin.

Fazor
2007-Jul-09, 08:11 PM
New Jersey losing to Alaska...now that's embarassing.

GeorgeLeRoyTirebiter
2007-Jul-09, 09:09 PM
Hooray! Kansas is #3! You can't trust the schools here, but at least you'll have a decent drive while you take your kids to private school (or move to another state).

Maksutov
2007-Jul-10, 12:28 PM
What the heck is Mississippi doing at #25? It's well-known that there's an agreement between the State Highway Department and the various car repair shops that potholes, missing pavement, washouts, etc., keep each other in business.

Then there's I55 south of Memphis, where you don't need an odometer. You just count the "cla-clumps" (you can't miss them, they'll knock off any loose parts on your car better than a rapwagon's boom machine) until you reach 132. At that point you've gone a mile.