It's not any surprise to residents of Grand Rapids that we have bad roads, but it might be a bit of a surprise that we are in the top 10 for worst-maintained roads.

With 52% of our roads considered to be in poor condition, Grand Rapids snuck into the top 1o worst-maintained roads in the United States.  But of all of the cities in the top 10, Grand Rapids has the highest percent of roads in good condition with 37%.  The other 11% of roads are in mediocre to fair condition.

The top 10 cities with the worst-maintained roads are almost all from either the Midwest or California.  Let's check out the top 10.

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. Milwaukee, WI
  6. Bridgeport-Stamford, CT
  7. Omaha, NE-IA
  8. Oklahoma City, OK
  9. Grand Rapids, MI
  10. Tulsa, OK

Worst Maintained Roads in the United States - Infographic

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The survey was done by and used various data points from potholes to poor infrastructure funding.

And having bad roads, doesn't help the bad drivers we have here in West Michigan.  You can watch our old intern Cheyenne's drivers test on those crappy roads below.

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