NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey’s bridges and roads — and the country’s — may be in better shape than we think, according to a new study for a 20-year period ending in 2008.
The study by the Reason Foundation was based on seven categories: poor pavement conditions on interstate highways and rural interstates, urban congestion, deficient bridges, highway fatalities, rural primary roads in poor condition and the number of rural primary roads flagged as too narrow.
New Jersey highways improved in five key areas, but urban interstate and rural arterial road conditions deteriorated, according to the study.
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The Reason Foundation found that the percentage of bridges across the country deemed deficient dropped from about 38 percent to about 24 percent nationally. In the Garden State, the percentage fell slightly, from 28.5 percent to 27.4 percent.