St. Louis Public Radio News
1:02 pm
Wed February 5, 2003

Missouri Roads Among Worst in Nation

Washington, D.C. – A new study ranks Missouri's roads the second worst in the nation.

Results of the Surface Transportation Policy Project show that more than 87 percent of the state's roads are in bad shape. Urban and suburban roads fared worse.

The study says Missouri spends $155 million dollars year repairing roads each year. That breaks down to $20,218 per mile.

The only state with worse roads than Missouri is Hawaii. Nearly 90 percent of that state's roads are in less than good condition.