New report says CT roads are among worst in America

According to a new report put out by TRIPNET.org, southwestern Connecticut has the 19th worst roads in America.

According to a new report put out by TRIPNET.org, southwestern Connecticut has the 19th worst roads in America. (7/23/15)

NORWALK - A report released Thursday says that Connecticut roads are some of the worst in America.

The nonprofit group TRIP says in its report that almost three-quarters of local roads are poor or mediocre. The study also says that the average local driver spends more than $700 a year in repairs.

TRIP says that frigid Minneapolis actually has the nation's best roads, along with Nashville and Atlanta.

In Connecticut, the new state budget spends more than $600 million on highways.

Gov. Malloy wants to devote $10 billion to road and rail improvements.

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