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White House Report Finds Connecticut Has Worst Roads In Nation

A recent White House report says Connecticut's roads and bridges are the worst in the nation.
A recent White House report says Connecticut's roads and bridges are the worst in the nation. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A recently released White House report says Connecticut has the worst roads and bridges in the country, according to the Hartford Business Journal.

The report was released in an effort to persuade Congress to pass a $302 billion bill to improve infrastructure around the nation. The report said that 41 percent of roads in Connecticut are in poor condition and that 35 percent of the 4,218 bridges in the state were structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, the Hartford Business Journal said.

Nationwide the study says 65 percent of roads are in less than good condition and 25 percent of bridges can't handle current traffic loads.

According to the report, if the bill is not passed, 9,612 jobs in the Nutmeg State will be jeopardized and more than 1,600 infrastructure projects will either be slowed or stopped.

Click here to view the full White House report.

Click here to read the full Hartford Business Journal article.