Road infrastructure in Maryland and Virginia is among the best in the nation, according to an insurance site’s assessment of Federal Highway Administration data.
The insurance site, QuoteWizard.com, crunched federal data and assigned composite scores for all 50 states based off the percentage of roads in poor condition, the annual cost per motorist due to roads in need of repair and the percentage of structurally deficient bridges.
The rankings went from 1 to 50, such that the first on the list, Rhode Island, had the worst infrastructure and the 50th state on the list, Tennessee, had the best.
Maryland ranked 46th; the cost per motorist due to the 11% of roads in need of repair, according to QuoteWizard, is $356. The data also shows 20% of Maryland’s state highway spending goes toward road repairs.
In 45th-ranking Virginia, where 10% of roads need repair, the cost per motorist is $430. The state spends 19% of funds on road repairs.
In an effort to continue repairs along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, earlier this month U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D) secured a $75 million increase in funds intended to cover the costs of additional repairs.
As part of Maryland Matters’ content sharing agreement with WTOP, we feature this article from Tiffany Arnold. Click here for the WTOP News website.
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