A new study of large urban roads says Detroit ranks No. 5 for the worst roads in America.
New data from the Federal Highway Administration showed the worst roads in the U.S. in three different categories: small urban areas, midsize urban areas and large urban areas. The data, published by CoPilot on July 27, shows that more than a quarter of the country’s major urban roads are in poor condition.
Many large cities ranked on the list for worst roads in large urban areas, with San Francisco-Oakland, Calif. coming in at No. 1 with more than 71% of all major roads being in poor condition.
From 2018: Metro Detroit roads are bad; the cost to fix them is worse
Detroit, ranking at No. 5 in the worst roads in large urban areas, breaks down like this:
According to AAA, damage caused by potholes cost drivers $3 billion annually, according to a 2016 report. AAA said it responds to more than four million calls a year for flat tires due to potholes.