The 8 states with the worst roads in the US

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Drivers fill the 110 freeway during afternoon rush-hour on January 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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In the spring, President Trump said he intends to fix the country’s crumbling roads, but according to his budget, highways will see less federal money than in years past.

The proposed budget would slash transportation spending by 13% in fiscal 2017, including a $95 billion cut to the Highway Trust Fund through 2027 – the source of about 25% of public highway and mass transit spending nationwide.

America’s roads received a D grade in this year’s Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Overall, US infrastructure scored a D+, and the ASCE estimates the country needs to spend $4.5 trillion by 2025 to improve its roads, bridges, dams, airports, schools, and more. Highway investment needs have a $836 billion backlog.

The ASCE also looked at the road conditions in every state plus Washington, DC. The states below have the highest percentage of roads in poor condition.


8. New York: 114,365 miles of public roads, with 28% in poor condition

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Cars drive by along a highway amid flooding in Manhattan on May 5, 2017 in New York City.
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7. Washington: 14,252 miles of public roads, with 31% in poor condition

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6. Pennsylvania: 120,091 miles of public roads, with 32% in poor condition

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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5. New Jersey: 39,065 miles of public roads, with 38% in poor condition

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Jersey City, New Jersey.
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4. California: 195,834 miles of public roads, with 50% in poor condition

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Cars travel on city streets and highway overpasses in San Diego, California, U.S. in this February 10, 2016 file photo.
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3. Rhode Island: 16,691 miles of public roads, with 54% in poor condition

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Traffic heading south along Interstate 95 into Providence runs smooth ahead of a possible closure March 30, 2010 in Providence, Rhode Island.
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2. Connecticut: 21,512 miles of public roads, with 57% in poor condition

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Bridgeport, Connecticut.
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1. Washington, DC: 1,507 miles of public roads, with 95% in poor condition

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