NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Local roads aren’t the worst in the country — but they do come close, a new study shows.
More than half of the New York City area urban roadways have pavement in poor condition, according to a new report by TRIP, a national transportation research group.
The report ranks New York and Newark sixth in the nation for worst road conditions. Los Angeles tops the list, followed by San Francisco-Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Tucson.
The report said 51 percent of area roadways need repair, costing drivers about $673 a year in maintenance, CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported Friday.
“Of course, you’re being tossed around. And you’re cars like sinking in,” driver Edwin Castillo told Gainer of the road conditions.
“It’s not comfortable. It’s all bumpy, you know? Everywhere there’s a hole,” added taxi driver Lobsang Tenzin.