NACo Releases Report on Condition of County Roads

The National Association of Counties (NACo) released a survey of the condition of  America’s roads and bridge infrastructure.  The survey focused on how the recent economic slowdown affected construction and maintenance funding of county roads and bridges and how much funding would be needed to upgrade all roadways to “good” condition.  Seventy small rural counties and 39 large urban counties participated.

Highlights of the survey report include:

  • 98 percent report that some of their roads are in poor and/or fair condition
  • 91 percent say that the receipt of infrastructure funding would help create jobs
  • 11 percent report that more than $50 million in additional funding would be needed to put all county roads in “good” condition
  • 52 percent of large urban counties report that more than half of their roads are not in “good” condition
  • 86 percent of large urban counties that some of their roads are in poor condition
  • 51 percent that they experienced funding cuts between 10 to 25 percent of funding levels since 2008

To read the full report, visit the NACo webpage.

NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,068 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public’s understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.

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