October 29, 2013
Have you ever wondered what potholes cost? Now, you can find out.
The Road Information Program (TRIP) compiled its annual report, “Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother.”
In the report, TRIP lists the 20 large cities (regions with at least 500,000 people, including its neighboring or surrounding suburban areas) where motorists pay the most annually in additional vehicle maintenance because of roads in poor conditions.
This is how much potholes cost drivers in each city:
Los Angeles/Long Beach/Santa Ana: $832
San Francisco/Oakland: $782
Oklahoma City: $782
San Diego: $758
San Jose: $737
New Orleans: $687
New York City/Newark: $673
Riverside/San Bernardino: $638
Concord, California: $623
Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington: $615
Colorado Springs: $589
The report also notes that more than a quarter of the nation’s major urban roads are in poor condition. These roads carry an estimated 78 percent of the approximately 2 trillion miles driven annually in urban America.
To view the full report, click here.