Report: Roads in Cleveland, Akron among most deteriorated in nation

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A new report says roads in the Cleveland and Akron areas are among the most deteriorated in the nation.

According to information from TripNet.org, a national transportation research group, about 52 percent of major roads in the Cleveland area and 50 percent of roads in the Akron area are in poor condition.

Cleveland also ranks sixth among large urban areas in the percentage of roads in poor condition and seventh in the annual cost to motorists driving on rough roads. Drivers on rough roads in the Cleveland area, according to the report, spend $845 more each year in additional vehicle operating costs.

Akron ranks 11th among the list of large urban areas with roads in poor condition and 14th in the cost to drivers. Drivers there pay about $797 each year in additional costs.

Top on the list of large urban cities with the worst major roads was San Francisco, followed by Los Angeles, Concord, Calif., Detroit and San Jose.

To read the entire report, click here.

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